How to copy hidden text with [..] and @..@?
Thread poster: Gill Zschunke
Gill Zschunke
France
Local time: 19:02
French to English
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Mar 2, 2012

Hello,

I am translating a word (.doc) document using Wordfast Classic in Word 2007 and have two problems

1. I have to leave certain hidden text enclosed by [......] or @....@ as is (i.e. copied into the target document in hidden format and with its enclosing square brackets or @ signs).
If anyone could help, I would be most grateful.

Many thanks in advance.

Gill

[Edited at 2012-03-02 12:28 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-03-02 12:29 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-03-02 12:29 GMT]


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:02
Finnish to French
Apply the tw4winInternal style Mar 3, 2012

Gill Zschunke wrote:
I am translating a word (.doc) document using Wordfast Classic in Word 2007 and have two problems

1. I have to leave certain hidden text enclosed by [ ] or @....@ as is (i.e. copied into the target document in hidden format and with its enclosing square brackets or @ signs).

Here is how I would do it: I would create a character-based style called tw4winInternal. I would then use the following find/replace command to apply that style to everything between brackets:



Use a similar command to apply the same style to everything between @.

Text formatted with the tw4winInternal style will be treated as placeable, which means you can copy it to target with Ctrl+Alt+Right/Ctrl+Alt+Down. Here is what your translation session will look like:



Once your translation is complete, you can use find/replace to remove the style and apply the hidden attribute instead.


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Jing Nie
China
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English to Chinese
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Great solution Mar 3, 2012

In fact, I also met the same problem many times and do not know how to solve it. I will use your solution in future.
Dominique Pivard wrote:

Gill Zschunke wrote:
I am translating a word (.doc) document using Wordfast Classic in Word 2007 and have two problems

1. I have to leave certain hidden text enclosed by [ ] or @....@ as is (i.e. copied into the target document in hidden format and with its enclosing square brackets or @ signs).

Here is how I would do it: I would create a character-based style called tw4winInternal. I would then use the following find/replace command to apply that style to everything between brackets:



Use a similar command to apply the same style to everything between @.

Text formatted with the tw4winInternal style will be treated as placeable, which means you can copy it to target with Ctrl+Alt+Right/Ctrl+Alt+Down. Here is what your translation session will look like:



Once your translation is complete, you can use find/replace to remove the style and apply the hidden attribute instead.


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Gill Zschunke
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wonderful, thanks! Mar 5, 2012

Many thanks for your help, Dominique! Will try this.

Gill


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