Monthly Archives: April 2011

How to put a PDF cleanly into Word or into your TM tool using really (really!) simple skills

I have often observed that while many translators and project managers may be skilled users of a number of sophisticated software tools, they sometimes lack some really simple skills in Word. Like for instance knowing how to find and replace tabs or paragraph and … Continue reading

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Translators’ startup: Polish pierogi now bigger than MacDonalds

“It all started out as a joke,” recalls UK-based Polish translator @transliteria. “My mum just made the best pierogi!” For those who haven’t yet been swept up in the new global food sensation, pierogi are small, delicious dumplings originating in Poland. The … Continue reading

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Oh, no! My translation just won’t fit into that table! More super squeezing for translators.

What translator hasn’t had the exasperating experience of trying to squeeze text into a table that was created for a completely different language? Narrow columns for words that are now too long and wide columns for words that are now very short. … Continue reading

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