Hide some part of the sentence in Trados Studio
Thread poster: Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:49
English to Arabic
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May 25, 2014


Hope you are doing well here at ProZ! It long time since my last post here.

I have Excel file with rows like this "Australia > Western Australia > Wellington Mill > Peppermint Lane Lodge"

I want to translate the name of the country and city name only, while keeping the remaining in English. For example, here I want to translate "Australia" and "Western Australia".

So, I want ot hide the remaining part after the second ">".

Thanks very much in advance.


Noura Tawil  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:49
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English to Arabic
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Copy source to target in Studio May 25, 2014

Salam Ahmed,
I'm not sure if you can "Hide" cells in Excel sheets without having to protect the sheet.
But one way to achieve what you described is by using "Copy source to target" within the editor view in Trados, do this whenever you reach a segment that needs to stay in English, and confirm.

All the best,


Ahmed Maher  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:49
English to Arabic
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I need to translate the first part of segment and keep the other part May 26, 2014

Thanks, Noura.
May be I was not clear in my words. I need to translate the first part of segment and keep the other part in English.
If I used Copy Source to Target feature, then I will need to translate the first 2 words to Arabic and keep the other part in English. This will be time consuming. In my example here I will need to translate "Australia > Western Australia" and keep "Wellington Mill > Peppermint Lane Lodge" in English.

I need to hide this second part that I will not translate.

Thanks very much.


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:49
You could use... May 26, 2014

... variables. But this might be too time consuming as well depending on how many different variables you have that should not be translated. Similarly you could use the Terminjector ( http://goo.gl/fGF6TQ ) openexchange application, but again this would require you having to enter all the non-translatables in the first place.

perhaps it's worth exploring preparing the excel file first? I don't know what your file looks like, but if it is all this format separated by this symbol > then you could split the column into two in excel, hide the second column, and then you would not see this in Studio. Once finished save the target file, unhide the second column and merge them back together again.




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