How to merge segments using 'project settings'?
Thread poster: Luke Hubbard

Luke Hubbard  Identity Verified
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Feb 5

Hi,

I'm currently doing the training for SDL Trados and the instructions have asked me to merge two segments for a sample PDF file. I've used the 'highlight, right click + select merge segments'. However, these instructions ask us to go into 'project settings' and 'allow source editing' and 'enable merging segments across paragraphs'. I'v selected both but still cannot merge the segments. Any ideas?

Thank you


 

Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
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I would convert the pdf into a Word document and fix it there Feb 5

It usually is better to fix the pdf in Word before importing rather than fiddling with merging segments in Studio.

I suspect the problem is a hard paragraph shift that is the culprit for you, which Studio may not allow to be merged.

Therefore, better to remove the line shift in Word first.


 

Luke Hubbard  Identity Verified
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Convert it to Word? Feb 6

Hi,

Thank you for your reply. Do I convert the pdf into Word before uploading it into Studio or once it has been uploaded, view it in Word and then change it there?

Thank you


 

Luke Hubbard  Identity Verified
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What I failed to add Feb 6

Sorry, I forgot to mention this - the first segment is a heading and the second is listed as a paragraph but it is part of the heading.

 

Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
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Convert to Word first Feb 7

Luke Hubbard wrote:

Hi,
Thank you for your reply. Do I convert the pdf into Word before uploading it into Studio or once it has been uploaded, view it in Word and then change it there?
Thank you


I would convert the pdf to Word first and then import it into Studio.

The best would, of course, be if you could get the original from the client. A pdf is a generated document based on some other sort, although if it originally is an Indesign document, this may not solve your problem.

Roy


 

Luke Hubbard  Identity Verified
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Understood Feb 11

Roy Oestensen wrote:

Luke Hubbard wrote:

Hi,
Thank you for your reply. Do I convert the pdf into Word before uploading it into Studio or once it has been uploaded, view it in Word and then change it there?
Thank you


I would convert the pdf to Word first and then import it into Studio.

The best would, of course, be if you could get the original from the client. A pdf is a generated document based on some other sort, although if it originally is an Indesign document, this may not solve your problem.

Roy


I see now.

Thank you Roy for your help.


 


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