Vitomir (Vito) Smolej wrote:
... but Im old enough to allow myself one a day: WHY change hard returns to soft breaks?
To prevent Trados from segmenting in the middle of sentences, I should guess.
If I REALLY wanted to this, Id export the text from PPT into HTML or RTF (and then do global replace, and then translate etc - not PPT anymore of course, but that source). The only real problem then would be getting things back into the PPT form. Just replacing soft breaks back to hard returns - well, it may do the trick....
First of all: If you globally replace all hard returns by soft returns, everything is in a single segment. That's no good either, is it? And secondly, going outside of PPT doesn't seem like such a great idea to me because the client will expect to receive a PPT file back, not HTML or RTF.
PS: Have you tried to "expand segments" in TWB? Maybe thats what does what you have intended in the first place....
Expanding the segments is certainly a solution. On a sidenote, though: The command is not in TWB but in TagEditor's "Workbench" menu.