Can I put italicized entries in the WF glossary?
Thread poster: Chris Lovelace

Chris Lovelace  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Russian to English
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Feb 5, 2010

I am working on a Russian>English document that cites a number of long literary titles. I would like to simply make the Russian titles glossary entries to save considerable typing. Since the target terms are italicized in English, is there any way to make the glossary entries italicized?

Example: Козы-Корпеш - Баян-Сулу > Kozy Korpesh and Baian Sulu.

Thanks in advance for any help!


 

Chris Lovelace  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 19:53
Russian to English
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PS - Windows XP, MSWord 2002 Feb 5, 2010

Forgot to add:

I am running Windows XP and MS Word 2002.


 

NMR (X)
France
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French to Dutch
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No Feb 5, 2010

A glossary is always in .txt, and therefore without formatting.

 

Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
France
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Member
English to Hungarian
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No Feb 5, 2010

The glossary is a txt file, so all such formatting is lost. You will have to italicize the glossary terms after they have been inserted into the the file.
If you have a few titles that occur many times, you may consider creating a short macro that italicizes those terms.

Attila


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Simple solution for you Feb 5, 2010

Chris Lovelace wrote:
I am working on a Russian>English document that cites a number of long literary titles. I would like to simply make the Russian titles glossary entries to save considerable typing. Since the target terms are italicized in English, is there any way to make the glossary entries italicized?


No, but here is a little workaround. Put this in your glossary:

source: Козы-Корпеш - Баян-Сулу
target: [Kozy Korpesh and Baian Sulu]

When you insert a glossary item, it will have those brackets on either side. Then, when you're done with the entire translation, use Find/Replace to remove the brackets and change the text to italics:

Find what: (\[)(*)(\])
Replace with: \2
Wildcards: yes

Click "More", then put your cursor in the "Replace" field, and choose Format > Font > Italics (or something like that). Then do Replace all.


 


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