Trados Freelance 2007 - ttx file - shrink segments not working
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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
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Jan 19, 2013


I'm working in Tag Editor with a .ttx file which is all I received.

In several parts, but specially when translating content that I can see in a web page, I would need to shrink/split segments.

For example the ttx file reads:


whereas it should be


I simply cannot get the "shrink segment" command to work.

I did read the manual and some previous forum discussions on this site and wasn't able to find a solution.

What I can do is add Bold to XXX and hopefully that will open the layout person's eyes to what is going on (and I will obviously send it with a note too).

I am not able to add line breaks.

Needless to say, this is producing a bad result, is making me waste a lot of time and will make the layout person waste a lot of time too.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Laura Bissio CT  Identity Verified
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BOLD = CTRL+B Jan 19, 2013

Hi Lucia,

You should highlight the word(s) and then add the bold formatting with CTRL+B (CTRL+I for italics).
Splitting or shrinking segments depend on the original format of the file and (as far as I know) there's nothing you can do about it if they are not available.
In my opinion, if you received the ttx file from the client you shouldn't worry, he/she will know about these issues. Just list the segments which need any correction in DTP stage and write a note to the DTP person (and send it to the client with the delivery).

Good luck!

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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
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Thank you Jan 19, 2013

Dear Laura,

Yes, this is what I've done so far but it's very reassuring to hear that there's not much more that I can do.


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