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Translating text found in text boxes in Word
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torb  Identity Verified
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English to Norwegian
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Apr 1, 2008

Is there a way, either inside Word or in Tageditor (preferably), I can translate text found in text boxes in a Word document? The text doesn't appear in Tageditor, and I can't select the text or use the usual Trados controls in Word to edit the text... which is a pity, since I got a lot of these documents to translate.

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Tageditor should work Apr 1, 2008

You could try Werecat, its a macro sheet. If they cannot extract the content its a strange file you got.
Can you copy the box-content to a new doc? Sometimes I did that when their was much to translate in one box.
Regards
Heinrich


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torb  Identity Verified
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Visual Basic editor, text box object Apr 1, 2008

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

You could try Werecat, its a macro sheet. If they cannot extract the content its a strange file you got.
Can you copy the box-content to a new doc? Sometimes I did that when their was much to translate in one box.
Regards
Heinrich


Maybe this is something else then, and not a regular textbox.... It is called a textbox object when I right-click it, and when I double-click it, the Visual Basic editor opens, and the actual text shown in the Word document is found in the field "text" under Properties. Here I can copy the text, and I could paste it to another Word document for translation, but for several documents with a lot of these objects, it wouldn't be a good solution. It seems the problem is twofold, some of the text is not recognized/found in Tageditor, but it is also a problem saving the target document with the translated version of the text that Tageditor actually finds; the target document contains the source text...

Werecat didn't find any text to extract, but it did search 24 OLE control objects.


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