Source segment off screen when opening new segment
Thread poster: Karin Walker
Karin Walker  Identity Verified
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Feb 8, 2005

There is probably a very easy solution to this, but I can't find it. (I use Trados WB Freelance 6.5). Whenever I open a new segment in Word (2002), either by clicking or keying, the segment opens all right but the source segment disappears off the screen. In other words, all I can see of the two segments is the lower, empty one, which jumps up to the very top of the visible screen so I have to move the document down a little every time if I want to see both simultaneously (which I do, as I don't always use the split screen function with WB at the top).

Is there a setting I can change or activate to stop this happening? I can't understand why the document would jump position everytime I open a segment.

Thanks for any helpful hints.
Karin


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Which view is the document in? Feb 8, 2005

Try Normal view, perhaps it helps.

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Karin Walker  Identity Verified
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Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't Feb 8, 2005

Heinrich,

I am not sure the view has much to do with it. I typically use 'Page layout view', and sometimes the problem occurs, sometimes it doesn't, which makes me think it could be a Word setting rather than a Trados problem.

Karin


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Use Normal view Feb 8, 2005

I am not sure the view has much to do with it.


Actually, it does. You should use Normal view. But it's true that the same thing sometimes happens in Normal view as well, especially if the document contains tables.


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Karin Walker  Identity Verified
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Hynek Feb 8, 2005

Thanks for the hint. The last document I remember where this happened did contain a graphic element (graph based on an embedded Excel file). So are you suggesting this is just a quirk that WB users have to live with? (Because if that is the case, I'll just stick with page layout view, I simply don't like Normal view

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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
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Normal view Feb 8, 2005

I'm not sure if just one graphic element would cause this behaviour in the whole document. But I am sure that Trados specifically recommends Normal view for translating. Usually, the segments are displayed correctly there. In Page Layout view, they are not.

By the way, Page Layout view has another disadvantage:
http://www.proz.com/topic/29190

There's also more space in Normal view. But if you really don't like it, you can use Page Layout view anyway.


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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Workaround: TagEditor Feb 8, 2005

The simplest workaround is to save the doc as rtf, if possible without loosing anything, and to translate it in TagEditor to avoid the mishaps of Word.

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