Can I control background of pasted target text?
Thread poster: Russell Jones

Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:15
Italian to English
Dec 16, 2009

I use Wordfast Classic and am a very basic but regular user.
Following Henry's urging at recent conferences I have been experimenting with Machine Translation (as a tool, requiring substantial editing).

However, if I paste a suggestion from Google Translate into the target segment box, it appears in a white field with the original grey (or green) around it; in the cleaned documents it usually, not always, appears on a faint grey background.
So I am now dictating the result, using Dragon, which may help improve the translation but certainly negates any time benefits.

This does not happen with Bing Translate, though it is too soon for me to say whether this tool is worth using.

Is there anything I can do to rectify this phenomenon? Any suggestions gratefully received.


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Terry Richards
France
Local time: 00:15
French to English
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Paste special Dec 16, 2009

Edit > Paste Special > Unformatted text.

That should do it.

T.


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Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:15
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Perfect Dec 16, 2009

Thank you very much Terry.

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Terry Richards
France
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Make a macro Dec 16, 2009

You're welcome.

I use this command so much in WordFast that I've created a macro for it and assigned a toolbar button and a hotkey to it!

T.


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