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Tackling a translators graffiti! How to remove specific tags or convert text into tags in Studio (by Paul Filkin)

Tackling a translators graffiti! How to remove specific tags or convert text into tags in Studio (by Paul Filkin) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it
"Tags" are something we normally like to avoid, whether it's graffiti or documents prepared for translation in a CAT tool,  and you can find articles and forum threads all over the internet about how to avoid them.  But what if you want them... the ones in a CAT tool?  Let's say you receive a project from your client in…
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Paul Filkin introduces Clean-up Plug-in tool for SDL Trados Studio that makes it possible to remove certain tags from files imported into Studio, or to convert specific text like HTML tags or placeholders into Studio tags.
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New features in TransTools 3.8: Spellcheck Assistant & improvements in Tag Cleaner, Unbreaker and many other tools

New features in TransTools 3.8: Spellcheck Assistant & improvements in Tag Cleaner, Unbreaker and many other tools | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

TransTools v.3.8 has been released. The new version contains several important improvements to help you in your translation work:

 

- Spellcheck Assistant – new tool to extend Word's built-in spellchecking functionality.
- Tag Cleaner incorporates several new features to allow you to remove more tags from documents converted from scans and PDFs.
- Unbreaker contains several improvements and a new option for more efficient removal of incorrect paragraph and line breaks.
- Find & Replace Excessive Spaces has new options for removal of spaces before and after certain punctuation.
- Quotation Magic can now replace curly (directional) quotation marks and apostrophes with straight quotation marks / apostrophes.
- Numerous other improvements in TransTools for Word, TransTools for Excel and TransTools for AutoCAD.

 

For more information, go to http://www.translatortools.net/news/features_v3.8.html

 

Download the new version at http://www.translatortools.net/download.html

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TransTools: New features in version 3.3 – Major changes in Document Cleaner

TransTools: New features in version 3.3 – Major changes in Document Cleaner | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

TransTools v.3.3 has been released.

 

Document Cleaner was redesigned, making it easier to use and more feature-rich. The new version contains improvements in the tag-cleaning tool and many additional tools for formatting of Word documents converted from PDFs and scanned images.

 

For more information, go to http://www.translatortools.net/news/features_v3.3.html

 

Download the new version at http://www.translatortools.net/download.html

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Document Cleaner is a must-have tool for professional translators who need to work with Word documents converted from PDFs or scanned documents.

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New features in TransTools 3.9: New TransTools for PowerPoint plug-in with Tag Cleaner, Unbreaker and Change Language tools

New features in TransTools 3.9: New TransTools for PowerPoint plug-in with Tag Cleaner, Unbreaker and Change Language tools | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

TransTools v.3.9 has been released. The new version introduces three new tools for Microsoft PowerPoint:

 

1) Tag Cleaner re-formats your PowerPoint presentations in order to minimize tags displayed when you import the presentation into your CAT tool. At the same time, the tool attempts to retain the original appearance of presentations as much as possible.


2) Unbreaker helps you find incorrect breaks in PowerPoint presentations and quickly remove them. This prevents segmentation issues in CAT tools and generally improves the formatting of presentations even if no CAT tools are used.


3) Change Language tool makes it easy to apply a specific spellchecking language to a presentation. This may be necessary if your presentation uses incorrect spellchecking languages and you want to check spelling or prevent red squiggly underlines in text marked with a wrong language.

 

In addition to the above updates, the latest version of TransTools includes several bug fixes in TransTools for Word.

 

For more information, go to http://www.translatortools.net/news/features_v3.9.html

 

Download the new version at http://www.translatortools.net/download.html

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How to get rid of unneeded tags with TransTools (video) (by Dominique Pivard)

http://wordfast.fi/blog/?p=1023 Poorly formatted Word documents may contain lots of unneeded tags when imported in CAT tools such as memoQ, Wordfast Pro, SDL...
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Dominique Pivard demonstrates how to remove unnecessary tags in Word documents created from PDFs by using Tag Cleaner (http://www.translatortools.net/word-doccleaner.html) available in TransTools for Word (http://www.translatortools.net/word-about.html).

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Translation Tribulations: Cleaning up a crappy OCR job for translation (by Kevin Lossner)

Translation Tribulations: Cleaning up a crappy OCR job for translation (by Kevin Lossner) | Translator Tools | Scoop.it

It's a sad fact in the professional work of translators that a lack of understanding on how to deal effectively with various PDF formats causes enormous loss of productivity and results which are not really fit for purpose. The aggressive insistence of many colleagues possessed of a dangerous Halbwissen on using half-baked methods and inappropriate tools contributes to the problem, but, bowing to the wisdom about arguing with fools, I now mostly sit back with a bemused and amused smile and watch the tribulations of those who believe in salvation by PDF import filters and cheap or free OCR...

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Kevin Lossner gives a summary of how he handled a particularly messy document full of formatting tags produced by an OCR tool. Side note: a good free alternative tool for clean-up of formatting tags is Document Cleaner (http://translatortools.net/word-doccleaner.html).

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