MS Word for translators - pages with tips
Thread poster: sylver

sylver  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:27
English to French
Jun 14, 2003

Dear all,
After being a while in different translator forums, I noted that a lack of knowledge in Microsoft Word is the source of *many* technical problems encountered by translators, especially when working with Trados or Wordfast.

Having a bit of spare time lately, I wrote several pages describing basic and not so basic functions of Word presenting a particular interest to translators, including common shortcuts, how to customize shortcuts, and Word's workspace, Find and Replace, tables, recording macros, and a few other things.

Those interested can find the pages at



Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:27
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
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Thanks, Sylvain Jun 14, 2003

Many thanks, Sylvain

Very interesting, and useful tips! While I do think that I'm Word savvy, there's always something new to learn... and your excellent work will contribute to help us.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

And, by the way, I also understood why Thailand!icon_wink.gif


Clarisa Moraña


Suzanne Bernard
Local time: 05:27
English to French
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Another resource Jun 14, 2003

Another very useful resource for Word users is "Special Edition Using Microsoft Word 2000" by Bill Camarda (also available for other versions)- ISBN: 0-7897-1852-9. It gives detailed explanations, with examples and screen shots on just about every page.

For more information see




Nitza Ramos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:27
Spanish to English
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Good contribution.... Jun 14, 2003


Thank you for sharing!!



sylver  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:27
English to French
Glad Jun 15, 2003

you seem to like it. If you have suggestions, corrections, or request, please let me know.

I will do my best to make it as useful as possible.



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