Trados "Different target in TM" in Wordfast
Thread poster: Eduardo Cano Rodríguez

Eduardo Cano Rodríguez  Identity Verified
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Jan 21, 2011

Hello!

I have been using Wordfast for translation projects since 2009 and I thought I handled most of the features of the program, but now that I am receiving proofreadings I miss the "Different target in TM" function from Trados.

When I work on proofreadings with Trados and I modify a segment, next time I found a repetition of that segment Trados displays the "Different target in TM" message. I guess there should be a similar function in Wordfast for the proofreading workflow, but I have been looking for in the manuals, in these forums and in the application itself and I was unable to find it.

Do you know if Wordfast includes a similar function? In case not, how do you handle the repetitions during proofreadings and editings?

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Best,
Edu


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JL01  Identity Verified
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red segment border Jan 21, 2011

I don't know Trados, but I believe that the Wf feature whereby the target segment has a right border when its content is different from the TM matches what you describe.

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Eduardo Cano Rodríguez  Identity Verified
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Sorry for not being specific Jan 22, 2011

JL01 wrote:

I don't know Trados, but I believe that the Wf feature whereby the target segment has a right border when its content is different from the TM matches what you describe.


I think that is exactly what I am looking for, but I think this red border you are referring to appears only in Wordfast Classic. Do you know if there is something similar in Wordfast Pro?

Many thanks in advance!

Edit: I have been looking for in depth and I just found this post:

http://www.proz.com/forum/wordfast_support/160715-proofreading_in_wordfast.html

Here it is explained how to deal with this, enabling global autpropragation, but from what I see I think there is no specific way to deal with this when the proofreading comprises several files

[Edited at 2011-01-22 17:06 GMT]


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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Perform TM Lookup automatically Jan 22, 2011

Dear Edu,

You can go to Edit > Preferences > Translation Memory and check the option: Perform TM Lookup automatically > OK. Now, every time you move to a segment, you will see all its words in the TM Lookup textbox which will be automatically searched.


I hope this helps.

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Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Could someone please... Jan 22, 2011

take the word "Trados" out here?
This has nothing to do with Trados...
Please, that would be really kind, so that I would not get alerted by every single new post here...


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Eduardo Cano Rodríguez  Identity Verified
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Thanks Yasmin Jan 22, 2011

Yasmin Moslem wrote:

Dear Edu,

You can go to Edit > Preferences > Translation Memory and check the option: Perform TM Lookup automatically > OK. Now, every time you move to a segment, you will see all its words in the TM Lookup textbox which will be automatically searched.


I hope this helps.

---
Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net

Thanks a million Yasmin, many thanks for your help. I will use the two proposals and I think they will fit to what I need.

@Jerzy: Sorry, I have tried to edit but I cannot do it having passed 24 hours from the initial posting.

[Edited at 2011-01-22 19:13 GMT]


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