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Table translation in Word with Workbench 8 skips cells
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Jacques DP  Identity Verified
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English to French
Aug 22, 2008


While translating tables in Word with SDL Trados 2007, cells are skipped (it's not just a matter of order, they are skipped altogether).

It so happens that:

- it is painful in my case (many files with large tables)
- I can't use Tageditor as a workaround (there is another problem that precludes using Tageditor on those files)

What is the current wisdom about this? Is it a known and accepted fact that version 8 of Trados still can't translate Word tables? (I saw in the archive that similar problems were noted years ago.)



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Daniel Meier  Identity Verified
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Solve the TagEditor problem first? Aug 23, 2008

My approach would probably be to solve the problem with TagEditor. Can you describe why the files cannot be opened in TagEditor?

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Sandra& Kenneth  Identity Verified
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Uncheck the Specify Height option Aug 25, 2008

Hi Jacques

Trados always skips numbers. The skipped cells may have contained numbers that you did not see, because the table properties for rows were set at a specified height.
Go to the Table menu/ Table Properties - select the Row tab and uncheck the Specify height box.
This should (hopefully) solve your problem.

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Jacques DP  Identity Verified
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Thanks, but Aug 25, 2008

To Sangro:

Thanks, but this problem has nothing to do with skipping numbers. Trados skips cells that should be translated, and even entire columns.

The problem was raised in two years ago, and I was wondering if there was some news about it, or if the bug had traveled safely from one version to the next up to SDL Trados 2007, as it appears to be the case.

One workaround given in the thread above is to convert the table to text, and then convert it back to table after translation is over.

To Daniel Meier:

Thanks for offering your help, but on this occasion I was mostly interested in a potential answer to my question.

In any case, the job has been delivered by now.

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