How to skip textboxes when opening a file in Trados Studio 2011?
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Mar 22, 2015

Hi,

Is there any way to skip textboxes when opening a file in Trados Studio 2011?

The files contains a lot of textboxes (ca. 6000 words) and the customer does not want to translate them.

Since I do not want to check whether given text is from the main text or from a textbox, I want to open the file in such a way so that textboxes are not shown in the opened file at all...

Thanks in advance

Cheers
Katarzyna


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Hide/Unhide texts via TransTool Mar 22, 2015

First, give any color, say "red", attribute either to the text boxes or to the rest - whichever way is the shortest route.

Now download Transtools from here: http://www.translatortools.net/download.html and install it.
Open your document, you will now see a tab called "TransTool", where you have the option "Hide/Unhide Text". Click on it.
Choose "Hide text using: Hidden text attribute (most CAT tools)", "Scope: Entire document"

Then choose either "Hide everything except colored text" or "Hide colored text only", depending on the route you have taken above, and then specify the font color you've chosen.

After you're done with the translation, this time choose "unhide everything".

Hope this helps.


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kterelak  Identity Verified
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thank you Mar 22, 2015

Hi

Thanks, I will try that...

Maybe you know how to remove textboxes from a text altogether? They were pasted with Excel tables and are not needed anyway.

Thanks in advance

Katarzyna


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NecdetB  Identity Verified
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Hide borders? Mar 22, 2015

Hi,

I don't know how you could get rid of them while keeping the text intact, but my guess ist that even if you could remove them, you would mess up texts and layout, which would probably give you more headache, as they are in a way "text containers", usually in a fixed position.

But you can hide borders, if it is what you are after. For this, right click on a text box, choose "Format form" (or something like that), and then on the right hand side choose "no line". But bear in mind that it will be still there.



[Edited at 2015-03-22 22:13 GMT]


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You didn't mention the filetype? Mar 22, 2015

This could make a difference to how you handle this.

If it was Excel then you could hide them using the embeddded content processor, and if it's Word then you could apply a hidden text formatting to one of the tables and then automatically apply this to all the rest of the tables in your files... only takes a minute. Studio ignores hidden formatting in Word by default.

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Paul
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