How can I make Studio to automatically sign-off all text written in red?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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Jun 3, 2016

How can I make Studio to automatically sign-off all text written in red?

Quite often, my customer marks some of the text with red colour that I don't need to translate. So I was wondering if there is any simple way of making Studio recognize this and then automatically sign-off such segments?


Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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If it is MS Word, an easy way is to format that text as hidden Jun 3, 2016

There are probably several way of doing this, depending on the kind of source file you have.

If you are working with MS Word files, the easiest way is to search for all red text, and replace it with red hidden text. That way you wouldn't even see it in Studio.


Stanislav Okhvat
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Tool for hiding text in Word Jun 3, 2016

Hello, Fredrik,

If you only have a couple of paragraphs containing this red text, it might be easier to select them, hit CTRL+SHIFT+H (shortcut for hiding/unhiding selected text) or check Hidden box in the Font dialogue, import the document, and remember to unhide this text after generating the target document.

If you have quite a few of such red fragments, I would recommend you to use Hide / Unhide Text tool (part of TransTools for Word add-in). This free tool can hide text formatted with a certain highlight color or font color, or, alternatively, hide everything except the text formatted with a certain color. Use Hide / Unhide Text tool, select "Hide colored text only" (second option), select "Font Color: Red" from the dropdown list next to the option, and then press Continue button. This will hide the red text from Studio. Import the document and translate. After the target document is generated, use the same tool, choose the third option (Unhide everything) and press Continue to unhide previously hidden text.

Best regards,
Stanislav Okhvat
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