How Can I Add Segments to a Document?
Thread poster: pmakinen

pmakinen  Identity Verified
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Sep 25, 2015

The client added a page to my document in mid-stream, and it would be ever so wonderful if there were a way to add segments to an existing document that I've already translated most of.

I realize that there are workarounds like translating another file with the new material in it, or running a new file with the new material attached through the translation memory, but I was optimistically hoping there was an elegant cut and paste method.

I'm working in single-document mode, by the way.


Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Just import the new file into the project Sep 25, 2015

And pretranslate it. (I assume you are using any version of SDL Trados Studio, not Workbench.
It's absolutely easy and quick. Faster than trying to paste the new segments into the already translated file.

In fact, translation memories were designed taking into account the ever changing source files!

Kind regards

Clarisa Moraña


pmakinen  Identity Verified
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Some of the Segments are *Very* Similar to One Another Sep 25, 2015

Of course I realize you can use pre-translate to do that. But there is a risk of false 99% or 100% matches occurring when the segments are extremely similar, and I was hoping not to have to deal with the proofing nightmare that might ensue from that.

Now, that said, it is true that I have less experience with Trados than with other CAT tools. And Trados could be a lot better about *not* giving false 99% or 100% matches than these other CAT tools, so I'm being excessively worried about something that is extremely unlikely.

[Edited at 2015-09-25 02:46 GMT]


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