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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 11:42
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Jun 2, 2006

Yesterday I recieved a Word-file, which on opening displays the Visual Basic message: File not found. When I click OK the file opens, but I cannot save it under a new name.
Part of it are in the target language already. When I copy these parts into a new empty document the text changes to a bilingual document (changes = translations are made visible like when having the option "track changes" selected). When I display it in normal view I see the source text in "strike through" and the target text underlined, but I cannot remove the source text automatically.
Any idea how I could fix the document so that I get only the target text. I can load the file into OpenOffice and save it from there, but I would like to know if there is a funktion in Word 2002 that would fix the document.

Regards

Heinrich


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Aida Alvarez  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 01:42
English to Spanish
Try this Jun 2, 2006

Please try the following:

Open the document.

Go to View.

Click on Markup

That should eliminate the problem.


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PCovs
Denmark
Local time: 10:42
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I have tried smething very similar once... Jun 2, 2006

...and the client had to fix the document at their end.

I saw over half the document with strikes through the source words. No matter what I did, which application I used for opening, it just wouldn't show properly. In fact it seemed to get worse each time I tried something else.

In the end I gave up and informed the client that their file was corrupted.
Actually, I have no idea how this was fixed at their end.

Best of luck.


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 11:42
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Finnish to German
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Markup only toggles the changes into view Jun 2, 2006

but I cannot save the file under another name.
But as I stated, OpenOffice has no problem. Strange indeed.
Regards
Heinrich


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