How to have a new segment after each comma
Thread poster: Rodrigo Bueno

Rodrigo Bueno  Identity Verified
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Mar 11, 2015

Hello,

I'm a new SDL Trados Studio 2014 user. I'm currently translating an Excel file where each Excel line represents a segment on Trados. However, I would like to have a new source segment after each comma. How can I do that? I am using a TM and I have already translated half of the document which must remain unchanged.

I will appreciate your help. Thank you.


 

Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
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You may want to try this page ... Mar 12, 2015

Look at the description here. I hope it will help you:

http://producthelp.sdl.com/SDL%20Trados%20Studio/client_en/TM_View/Cre-Man_TM/LRG/How_to_Create_a_Segmentation_Rule.htm


 

Rodrigo Bueno  Identity Verified
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It doesn't work Mar 12, 2015

Thank you. I changed the rules on the TM but the source segments are still the same. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

I also found this on http://producthelp.sdl.com/SDL%20Trados%20Studio/client_en/Ref/A-G/AE_SegRul.htm

Break characters / Select the character that indicates the end of a sentence. The available characters are:
. Full stop (period)
! Exclamation mark
? Question mark
: Colon
; Semi-colon
Tab.


Does that mean I can't use commas as break characters?


 

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You can segment on whatever you like... Mar 12, 2015

... here's a quick video I just recorded to show you how : http://youtu.be/lM1EZq2LEZU

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Yes, but can you... Mar 12, 2015

SDL Community wrote:
... here's a quick video I just recorded to show you how : http://youtu.be/lM1EZq2LEZU


Yes, but that would segment all text by comma (which may be what the OP wanted). What if during the translation you hit a number of cells (say, 100) that you want segmented by comma, but you don't want the entire file segmented like that, and you don't want to manually segment each existing segment over and over and over. Is there a trick for that?


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
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Nope... Mar 12, 2015

.. other than to save the target file based on what you had done so far and then hide all the rows you had already translated. Then add this new file to your Project with the new TM and finish it off.

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


 


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