How to tell WFP NOT to translate certain words?
Thread poster: Cynthia Johnson

Cynthia Johnson  Identity Verified
France
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Oct 10, 2011

Hello,

I know there is the hidden text feature, but I think what Im looking for is different:

translating a text about a research Institute, and the name shouldnt be translated but left as it is in Source. the name appears about 200 times (a 22,000 word doc!) and I want WFP just to copy it over to the target side when I leverage it with the TM, or MT it or whatever.

Basically is there any faster way than just copying and pasting this name every other sentence?

Using the copy placeables button wouldnt work with this either Im guessing

Or just copy the whole source segment into the target box and translate around it?
what should I do?

thanks guys!
cynthia


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 06:36
French to English
use a glossary Oct 10, 2011

that should do the trick!

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Cynthia Johnson  Identity Verified
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glossary source- source Oct 11, 2011

Hi Lori,

sorry for being a bit dense, Im a newbie at all this!

do you mean putting the 'untranslatable word' as teh same thing in both source and target sections of the glossary?

just want to be sure I understand what you mean...
thanks!


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
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Yes Oct 11, 2011

that's exactly what I meant

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Cynthia Johnson  Identity Verified
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thanks Lori! Oct 11, 2011

thanks Lori!

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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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Auto-Correct Oct 11, 2011

Cynthia Johnson wrote:

translating a text about a research Institute, and the name shouldnt be translated


Dear Cynthia,

Does it start with a capital letter? If so, just type the first letter and you should be offered the whole word/phrase on a drop-down list. The same is the case of Proper Names, email addresses, URLs, and numbers.

HTH,
Yasmin


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Cynthia Johnson  Identity Verified
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Not sure what you mean Yasmin Oct 12, 2011

translating a text about a research Institute, and the name shouldnt be translated [/quote]

Dear Cynthia,

Does it start with a capital letter? If so, just type the first letter and you should be offered the whole word/phrase on a drop-down list. The same is the case of Proper Names, email addresses, URLs, and numbers.

HTH,
Yasmin [/quote]

Hi Yasmin,

some words do, some words dont. are you suggesting I put URLs, email addresses etc in the glossary? that's the only drop down menu Ive seen pop up so far...

Im not really sure what you're referring to....

thanks,
cyn


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
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AutoComplete Oct 12, 2011

Dear Cynthia,

Please see this:
http://www.wordfast.com/tips_and_tricks/autosuggest/autosuggest.html

When you type the first character in the target cell, you will get a suggestion.


Also, you can use Ctrl+Tab (tab, tab, etc.) until you reach the word you need.

HTH,
Yasmin


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