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Can Trados 3 be used with Excel?
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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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May 29, 2002

I am trying to use Trados to translate an Excel spreadsheet. I tried to load the spreadsheet in Word since I know that I can use Trados from there. However in the conversion much of the formatting and functions were destroyed so I need to stay in Excel to translate the spreadsheet. Is there a way to do this?



Thx in advance.



Monika


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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I´m afraid no May 29, 2002

I used TRADOS 3 and could never translate directly within Excel.

First with TRADOS 5 comes a T-Window for Excel, so you don´t need to copy the tables into Word, which doesn´t work everytime.

If you upgrade to Trados 5.5, you are entitled to freely download the T-Window collection with some other T-Windows for less common applications.



The T-Window for Excel works fine, but if there are text-boxes within Excel, they wont be translated. If the spreadsheet is gathering data from another table or other program, this cells won´t be translated too.



But you have no chance to translate Excel directly with TRADOS 3. And if you plan to upgrade to Office XP, you will need to upgrade to TRADOS 5.5, because this is the only Trados release supporting Office XP.



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Jerzy


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RWSTranslation
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Excel <--> Word May 29, 2002

Hello,



sometimes it is possible to copy the tbale of excel to winword.



Maybe it is easier to correct the layout problems after recopying than translate without Trados



Opening Excel files in Winword is always a bad way, becaus winword will destroy too many layout information.



Hans


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Adriana Esposito  Identity Verified
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No, you cannot - Cut & paste from Excel to Winword May 29, 2002

as the colleague pointed out. Maybe this advice is stupid, maybe not. I don\'t know how you \"loaded\" the xls file in winword - What I do usually is just an Edit>Select all >Copy from Excel and a paste in a word document. That should preserve your formatting more than if you opened the xls file directly from Winword.

Hope it helps.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Copy and paste won´t work every time May 29, 2002

Since the formulas and formating are going lost - so far my experience.

TRADOS 5.5 is a big improvement.

Go fo promotion now - TRADOS is selling it cheaper yet.



Jerzy


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Risk of truncation when using copy&paste May 29, 2002

In principle, copying an Excel spreadsheet into Word is an alternative. However, if you\'re using Office 97, be aware that cells containing more than 256 characters will be truncated.



As Jerzy pointed out, the T-Window Collection in 5.0/5.5 is quite an enhancement.


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Thank you to all of you May 30, 2002

Thank you for taking time to help me regarding this matter. I am thinking of upgrading my Trados now.



Monika


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