Translating lots of text boxes... do some CAT tools handle them well?
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xxxncfialho  Identity Verified
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May 27, 2004

Hello,
Can anybody advice me what the best way to translate text boxes....with Wordfast I have to put the curso in every text box...too time consuming..
I have 20 docs with text boxes, most of them with only 1 word....
Thanks for your help...
Natália
P.S.Does it work with SDLX, DejaVu or any other CAT Tool????

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Endre Both  Identity Verified
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No problem with DéjàVu (or SDLX) May 27, 2004

Given the interface of DéjàVu and SDLX (you work in a table with two columns--source and target--and the text is imported into the rows of this table), it makes no difference to these programs whether or not your text is enclosed in text boxes. Since the Trados interface is similar to Wordfast, I suspect you'd have the same problem there too -- but I don't know.

Endre
EB Communications


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xxxncfialho  Identity Verified
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Thanks May 27, 2004

So I will try to do it in SDLX

Natália

Endre Both wrote:

Given the interface of DéjàVu and SDLX (you work in a table with two columns--source and target--and the text is imported into the rows of this table), it makes no difference to these programs whether or not your text is enclosed in text boxes. Since the Trados interface is similar to Wordfast, I suspect you'd have the same problem there too -- but I don't know.

Endre
EB Communications


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vixen  Identity Verified
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This is what I did May 27, 2004

Recently, I had to translate a manual with quite a number of text boxes. I used the following tip I picked up on some mailing list (I believe it was the Yahoo TW_users list).

I extracted the text boxes to a new document and translated the doc with Trados. After translation, I used the Translate function on the original document, after which the text boxes were filled with the translation. This worked quite well for me.

I assume this will also work with other translation tools.

Good luck!


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Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
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SDLX May 27, 2004

Natália,

It works perfectly with SDLX (not only for Word but for Power Point too) - you need only to adapt after the translation the format in the translation document - the target text is most longer.

Geneviève:)


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