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Extract tables from a Word document
Thread poster: Noemi Carrera

Noemi Carrera  Identity Verified
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Member (2003)
English to Spanish
Oct 10, 2003

Hi all,

I would like to know if there is any method to extract tables from a Word document.

The text I am working on at the moment has a lot of pages and, apart from that, a lot of tables. This slows down Trados and Word itself.

Any ideas?

Thank you very much in advance.



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ttagir  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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U may work with 2 files. It helps sometimes:) Oct 10, 2003

Copy you file, say origin.doc into 3 copies: compare.doc, text.foc. and tables.doc
Open text doc and kill all tables. Open then tables and kill all text pieces. Then start TRADs TM WB and treat separately text.doc and tables doc. The resulting files when can be joined into opened compare.doc by past+copy from results of text and tabs treated.
In this case, 1) TRAD has not go mad with complex composition of page; 2) easily works with tabs and text separately.
It may also help if you like compsci and PC:)

[Edited at 2003-10-10 11:10]

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jmadsen  Identity Verified
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Another trick Oct 10, 2003

If there are not too many tables, you can save a copy of the file and convert all tables to text.
Then you translate this file (not slowed by tables), save it and tranlate the original file (including tables) using the Tools - Translate feature from workbench.

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