Monday, 16 November 2009

Remove double or multiple spaces in a Word document.

Remove double or multiple spaces (whitespace) in a Word document.


Press Chtrl+H.
In Find what enter ^w
In Replace with enter a space
Click Replace All



Alternatively you can use an online script for automatic correction of multiple/erroneous spaces and erroneous capitalization

Friday, 13 November 2009

Trados TagEditor: spell checking option appears inactive (grey)

Go to Tools -> Plugins -> SpellCheck, and select MS Word Spellchecker

Cumulative patch for SDL Trados Studio 2009 SP1

Cumulative patch for SDL Trados Studio 2009 SP1.

For more information, please refer to KB article 2913
at http://talisma.sdl.com/article.aspx?article=2913&p=1.

This cumulative patch addresses the following issues with SP1:

Custom text and attribute field values lost when upgrading translation memories for use in SDL Trados Studio 2009 SP1

Creating a new translation memory in SDL Trados Studio 2009 SP1 may fail with the error message "Culture ID 4096 is not a supported culture"

Connecting to a MultiTerm Server 2009 from SDL Trados Studio 2009 SP1 may fail when using the HTTP protocol

Opening third-party XLIFF files after upgrading to SDL Trados Studio 2009 SP1 fails with the error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object"

Please make sure to apply this patch as soon as possible.

Apply the cumulative update as follows:

Close SDL Trados Studio.
Download the ZIP file KB2913.zip from the attachments area of this KB article.
Extract the ZIP file to a temporary folder of your choice, such as C:\temp. The ZIP file applies to all editions of SDL Trados Studio 2009 SP1.
Double-click the file Studio-KB2913.msp. This will install the patch and update the following files in the SDL Trados Studio 2009 SP1 installation folder:
MtAnywhere.dll (new file version 8.1.1107.0)
Sdl.FileTypeSupport.Bilingual.Xliff.dll(new file version 9.0.1107.7)
Sdl.LanguagePlatform.TranslationMemoryMigrationApi.Implementation.dll (new file version 1.6.1110.1)
Sdl.TranslationStudio.TranslationMemoryManager.dll (new file version 9.1.1117.1)

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Trados suggestion: Automatic term replacement and case change when opening a translation unit

Trados suggestion: Automatic term replacement and case change when opening a translation unit

The following is an idea I submitted to Trados. Feel free to vote it. It is a pity that the market leader is well behind functionality than other tools (i.e. DVX and Metatexis fully support this with a multitude of case adaptation options).

Currently, one needs to insert a term manually, either by a shortcut/clicking on Trados Suite 2007 or by entering first characters in Trados Studio 2009. The other option would be to enable term replacement when pretranslating. However, this is hardly ideal as one cannot benefit to the same extent with matches that will be created during the translation process and it will require extra work.
Also, when terms are replaced, there should be options whether the case should change following the source text. I.e. if my term is *Printer* and its translation is *Imprimante* whilst my source text is *Turn off the printer* then it should automatically adapt case and output *Turn off the imprimante*.
http://ideas.sdltrados.com/ideas/detail.asp?i=2612

Thursday, 5 November 2009

English Greek autosuggest dictionary for Trados Studio 2009

I have created an English (US) -> Greek autosuggest dictionary for Trados Studio 2009 based on mainly legal texts of the European Community (3MB rar version, 9 MB uncompressed). Follow the link above for instructions and download link.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Adding term to termbase (Trados Studio 2009)

Trados Studio 2009 - Adding term to termbase

1. Select the source term
2. Select the target term

3. Right click on any selected term and click on Add new term (or assign a shortcut for this via Tools - Options - Keyboard Shortcuts)
4. Click on the auto hide icon (only for the first time you add a term)
5. Click on the Save icon or F12 (for some reason F12 does not work for me and others as far as I know).
6. Move back to your text and continue translation (the add term pane will be hidden automatically).


Sunday, 25 October 2009

Using the Autotext feature in Trados Studio 2009 SP1

This is the first of a series of notes with the intention of reviewing the new and old features, as well as the performance of the new version of SDL-Trados, Trados Studio 2009 SP1.

Autotext is a very handy feature and it feeds to the Autosuggest prompt. You can add manually entries (not recommended), import autoTxt files, import them from Trados TMs (the new format), or tmx files.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Toggle field codes in Word

Problem:
Word displays field codes (like this: {page\*mergeformat}) instead of interpreting them and displaying a proper hyperlink, page number, Table of Contents, etc.

Solution:
Select Tools -> Options -> View tab and uncheck the Field Codes box.
Also, Alt+F9 toggles field codes.

Permanently toggle field codes in Word

Monday, 14 September 2009

Sorting a column on the number of characters in cells (Excel)

If you have 2 columns with data, say A and B. On column C, cell 1 enter =LEN(B1) if you want to count on the basis of the number of characters in column B, or =LEN(A1) if you want to count on the basis of the number of characters in column A.

After you enter that on the cell, press ENTER and then place the mouse on the corner of the cell and drag down to copy the formula.

Then select the column with the counts and click Sort.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Translate Trados TagEditor ttx files with OmegaT

Toxic is a utility for converting Trados Tag Editor (TTX files) to an intermediate format, enabling them to be translated in OmegaT.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Shortcuts for n-dash and m-dash (Word, IE, Firefox or any other Windows application)

Shortcuts for n-dash and m-dash in Word, IE, Firefox or any other Windows application

For Word, use the minus symbol on the numeric pad of your keyboard:

Ctrl+minus symbol = en-dash,
Alt+Ctrl+minus symbol = em-dash


To produce them on any program (even a web browser)

en-dash = Keep pressing ALT and enter (numeric keypad) 0150,
em-dash = Keep pressing ALT and enter (numeric keypad) 0151


Or, copy from the following list.

List of dashes:

- = hyphen
– = en-dash
— = em-dash

Originally posted: Shortcuts for n-dash and m-dash in Word, IE, Firefox or any other Windows application