Basic WordFast Pro question re:numbers
Thread poster: Andrea Shah

Andrea Shah  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:44
Portuguese to English
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Jan 24, 2010

I'm translating a medical study from Portuguese into English, and it's time-consuming to re-enter all of the numerical values which occur in the study, given that there's no actual translation necessary. How can I approach this problem to minimize my time spent re-entering data?

I've tried to consult the knowledgebase for WordFast with little success. I'm very new to CAT tools, and learning as I go, so please be gentle.


Local time: 23:44
French to Dutch
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Alt + insert Jan 24, 2010

which copies the source text of the current segment.

When WF Pro takes a segment in the TM, it doesn't seem to "adapt" the figures in this segment, as did WF Classic. So in the huge PPT file I translated last week, and which contained figures and tables, I had the choice:
- either using the match found in the TM and retype the figures
- either copy the source as described above, and translate the text, leaving the figures unchanged.

[Modifié le 2010-01-24 13:27 GMT]


Shashi Kant Singh
Local time: 04:14
English to Hindi
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More easy method! Jan 28, 2010

If your TM prompts some matches found in the TM, copy it and press Alt+Insert. Your source will be copied in the translation cell. Now put the cursor wherever you like to paste the match you have copied. How simple! Is it?


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