Is there a way to exclude chunks of text in Wordfast Pro 5?
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Comunican
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:48
Spanish to English
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Jul 7

Hi all
Does anyone know if there is a way of excluding chunks of text from a document that does not need to be translated. Specifically, I have a document that is already translated into English so I want to automatically skip over those and for them still to appear in the finished document.
Many thanks!


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:48
Membro (2009)
Dutch to English
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TransTools: "Hide / Unhide Text" tool Jul 7

try this: http://www.translatortools.net/docs/transtools/hide-unhide

Michael


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 02:48
Membro (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Which version? Jul 7

Comunican wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a way of excluding chunks of text from a document that does not need to be translated. Specifically, I have a document that is already translated into English so I want to automatically skip over those and for them still to appear in the finished document.


Which version of Wordfast as you using? In what format is the source file?


DZiW
 

Comunican
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:48
Spanish to English
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INICIO DE TEMA
version 5.15.1, Word document Jul 7

Samuel Murray wrote:

Comunican wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a way of excluding chunks of text from a document that does not need to be translated. Specifically, I have a document that is already translated into English so I want to automatically skip over those and for them still to appear in the finished document.


Which version of Wordfast as you using? In what format is the source file?


Hi Samuel, I'm using version 5.15.1 (apologies, I forgot to mention it in the question) and the document is a Word file.


 

Comunican
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:48
Spanish to English
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INICIO DE TEMA
Brilliant - problem solved! Jul 7

Michael Beijer wrote:

try this: http://www.translatortools.net/docs/transtools/hide-unhide

Michael


Many thanks! That is really helpful and I don't even need TranslatorTools as I discovered I can use the "Hidden" function under Word > Font and that Wordfast Pro simply ignores that text. Super simple solution!
Your help much appreciated.

[Edited at 2020-07-07 15:10 GMT]


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 02:48
Membro (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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@Comunican Jul 7

Comunican wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a way of excluding chunks of text from a document that does not need to be translated?


If you change the font of those sections to "Hidden text", they will not appear in the TXLF file. However, you need to do this before you load the file into the project. If you can't see hidden text after you've hidden it, try turning on the display of non-printing characters or use the "View hidden text" option in Word's properties (sorry, I don't know the exact wording right now). Do not forget to change the hidden text's font back to non-hidden (click the tickbox twice) before delivery.


 


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