Technical tips, articles and workflows for translators

Hidden text is a special formatting feature of Microsoft Word which allows to hide some text from the user. In translation settings, this feature is very useful because it allows to hide text from CAT tools or convert it to non-translatable tags. This article explains how to change Word view settings to hide or show hidden text...

April 10, 2010

When you copy words and phrases inside the same Word document or from other applications, most often the text is pasted with its formatting. This formatting may be different from the formatting of the surrounding text, so the pasted text will contrast with the text around it. To avoid this, you need to paste text without formatting. Here is how to do this...

March 08, 2010

If you need to run complex find and replace operations using Word's Find & Replace dialogue, you need to clear the parameters before the next operation. Here is how to do this...

February 23, 2010

Sometimes, especially in Word documents that were produced by converting PDFs, rows do not expand to fit the text as it expands during translation, or, if the text shrinks after translation, they remain too tall for the text...

January 07, 2010

Even a few words on a picture are a big challenge for a translator because the process of translating images is entirely different from translation of a text document. In this article, you will learn how to use a free image editor called Paint.NET to translate regular image files (JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc), images in PDF files, and graphics embedded in documents like Microsoft Word documents...

December 10, 2009
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