Copy quotes of segments enclosed in quotes
Thread poster: Alessandro Orsi

Alessandro Orsi
Local time: 09:53
English to Italian
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Apr 25, 2008


I have a .doc document where all the segments are enclosed in quotes, like this:

«some text here»

«some other text here»


Is it possible to have Wordfast (I'm using v. 5.52z@ demo) copying only the quotes to the target segment when i press Alt+Down?


S: «some text here»
T: «»



Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:53
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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One solution Apr 26, 2008

Alessandro Orsi wrote:
S: «some text here»
T: «»

I guess what you want is an easy way to have those quotes or not to have to type those quotes manually. Here are some options:

* Assign a shortcut key to that character. In MS Word 2000, it's Insert -> Symbol.

* Create a dummy style called "tw4winExternal" and apply that style to all the quotes. Wordfast will ignore the quotes and won't include them in the text to translate.

* Mark those quotes as "Marching Red Ants" and set it up as untranslatable in Wordfast's control panel. In MS Word 2000, it's Format -> Font -> Text Effects.


Alessandro Orsi
Local time: 09:53
English to Italian
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Thanks Apr 26, 2008

Hi Samuel,

First solution is what I was using, but not really handy. Why typing in the target something you don't have to translate?

Second solution is what I used; didn't know about the "tw4winExternal", maybe because I never translated a tagged text?icon_wink.gif Worked flawlessy!

Third solution is the same as second one, I guess, but I didn't want to change the visual style of the original text.

Thanks again. It was a great help!


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