Proofreading in SDL Trados
Thread poster: Md Abu Alam

Md Abu Alam  Identity Verified
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Jan 11

I use SDL Trados 2017, but I never performed proofread/review project. One of my client has sent me a Trados package for proofreading and wrote: "Please track your changes in Trados". Does she mean maintaining of track change? How can I do it (I mean menu, sub-menu etc) .

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Abu Jan 11

Md Abu Alam wrote:
How can I do it (I mean menu, sub-menu etc).


You need to click a tab called "Review", but it doesn't show up unless you've opened a file. You first have to open a file. Then a "Review" tab will appear. Click it, and then click a button called "Track changes".

Note that unlike in MS Word, tracked changes in Trados is not a document property but a program property. This means that if you close Trados and then reopen it to continue working on a file in which you had previously used tracked change, you'll have to remember to re-enable tracked changes. Trados doesn't remember that.


[Edited at 2019-01-11 09:43 GMT]


Md Abu Alam
 

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Open for Review Jan 11

... instead of Open for translation and then the default is track changes on.

 

Md Abu Alam  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jan 11

I understood. Thank you very much.

 

Elif Baykara Narbay  Identity Verified
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open for review Jan 11

In Studio, to be able to review/proofread a file, you need to select the relevant file and then select "open for review" either on the menu or by right-clicking the file name.

I use the 2019 version where "track changes" is the default mode on in the review functionality. I don't know whether this applies to 2017 too or not. But first, you have to open the file in the review mode and not in the translation mode.

Edit: I apologize for repeating the previous comments :/ I was away from the keyboard for a short time and I forgot to refresh it before posting my comment.





[Edited at 2019-01-11 07:41 GMT]


Md Abu Alam
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Gordana Sujdovic  Identity Verified
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@Abu Jan 11

Suggestion: upon completing proofreading, check up your work. Make a copy of that file, as help file, accept all track changes, and run spellcheck, or see whether you made some issues while proofreading (merged words when changing/deleting something, made double spaces etc. - it happens)

[Edited at 2019-01-11 12:34 GMT]


 

Elif Baykara Narbay  Identity Verified
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@Gordana Jan 12

Gordana Sujdovic wrote:

Suggestion: upon completing proofreading, check up your work. Make a copy of that file, as help file, accept all track changes, and run spellcheck, or see whether you made some issues while proofreading (merged words when changing/deleting something, made double spaces etc. - it happens)

[Edited at 2019-01-11 12:34 GMT]


There is already an option for this.

When you open the file for review, on the review tab of the ribbon, you will see a button "Final Mode".

It works just like in Microsoft Word: You can switch the modes with and without the changes shown.

In my opinion, it is quite a safe and easy method of final proofreading a review.


 

Gordana Sujdovic  Identity Verified
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@Elif Jan 12

Thanks:) Never enough learning and so many CATs, online platforms, buttons...This info will be helpful for other translators, for sure.

 


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