Inverted words - merge option greyed out
Thread poster: JennyItaly

JennyItaly
Local time: 08:50
Italian to English
Jul 21, 2013

Hi everyone,
sorry the title is slightly enigmatic ... I couldn't think how to put it.
Basically, I am using SDL STUDIO 11 and I come across this problem very very often.

E.g.
In Italian I have a sentence or title which has been divided into 1 word per row, so ..

PROTEZIONE
TESTA
PROTEZIONE
OCCHI

So in English obviously I have to invert the order ..
HEAD
PROTECTION
EYE
PROTECTION

but when preparing the package/TM, the Agency obviously did not merge the rows or remove the hard breaks.

In this case my MERGE option is greyed out ....

Does anyone have any ideas on a workaround for this?
I don't want to mess up my TMs .. and neither have to correct the final doc in word manually as its 95 pages ....

I realise I am asking for a miracle here .... but this must be something that other translators come across fairly often...

Thanks in advance for any input!

Jen


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 08:50
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English to Russian
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I, personally Jul 21, 2013

put the correct translation in one of the two lines, leave the other segment empty and lock it. Nobody has complained so faricon_smile.gif

Natalia


 

JennyItaly
Local time: 08:50
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
Hi Natalie! Jul 21, 2013

Thanks for your kind answer ...
I have done that sometimes ... but then the TM has 100% saved translations that are incorrect ..

or am I missing something ?
Maybe there is a way of not saving those particular sections to my main TM .. only to the project TM ???


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 08:50
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Don't confirm such segments Jul 21, 2013

Just lock them. And they will not be saved in the main TM. Not a perfect solution, of course...

 

JennyItaly
Local time: 08:50
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
Perfect!!!!!!! Jul 21, 2013

Thanks Natalie that's perfect .....
in my ignorance I did not know that locking the segment would do that.
That's perfect thank you !!
Jen


 

Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:50
English to French
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Trick Jul 21, 2013

Hi,

I use the following trick with TermInjector, see screenshots attached, in other words I enable TM update in TermInjector, is worth it if the string, segment, etc. is repetitive:

http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/blieber45/media/Word_Order_zpsc5d50138.jpg.html

http://s1360.photobucket.com/user/blieber45/media/TM_zpse90d4fb3.jpg.html

Rule is simple: Eye Protection des yeux/oculaire (Exact match) and if you need a replacement rule = Head Protection de la tête replaces Protection des yeux/oculaire.

HTH,

Bernard

[Edited at 2013-07-21 21:03 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-07-22 09:32 GMT]


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 08:50
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Jenny... Jul 21, 2013

Locking the segment simply prevents it from further (inadvertent) modifications; however, if the locked segment is not confirmed, you can avoid saving it in the TM.

 

JennyItaly
Local time: 08:50
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Bernard Jul 22, 2013

I will try that too
thanks for you time.

Thank you again Natalie
Have a good day all.


 


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