Too many placeables/hiding placeables
Thread poster: Luca Balestra

Luca Balestra  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:44
Japanese to English
May 23, 2012

Hi,

I have to work on a Japanese text which was originally provided to me in pdf format. I have converted it to Word using OCR software, but when I tried to open it in Wordfast, the text was full of placeables to the extent that it's hard to read the sentences. Is there any way to hide placeables?
I work with Wordfast Pro 3.0 for Mac.

Thanks in advance for any help.

[Edited at 2012-05-23 02:59 GMT]


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 19:44
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Format all May 23, 2012

You should select the whole text and apply the same formatting for all. Or you can use CodeZapper utility in Word. Good luck!

 

Luca Balestra  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:44
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you! May 23, 2012

Thank you, Heinrich!
I will try that. At any rate, I have just changed the format of my document from .doc to .docx, and for some reason that seems to have done the trick.


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:44
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Try resetting formatting May 23, 2012

If you don't need much formatting, try completely resetting it. As I remember, the Word shortcut for it is Shift+Ctrl+N. Ans set the same language for the entire text.

[Edited at 2012-05-23 07:51 GMT]


 

Luca Balestra  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:44
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
thank you May 23, 2012

thanks, I cleared formatting and it worked perfectlyicon_smile.gif

 


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