Trados 6.5.5, Word XP and templates
Thread poster: Marie-Céline GEORG

Marie-Céline GEORG  Identity Verified
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Dec 21, 2004

Hi all,
I'am translating a Word file in XP using Trados 6.5.5. This file has a special customer template that I don't have, but it doesn't prevent me from seeing the file with all its styles and layout correctly although I don't have all the corresponding fonts.
When I clean the file with TW, the cleaned file has the "Normal" template and most of the styles are not displayed correctly, the fonts are converted. Is it normal Trados behavior?
Should I worry that the customer gets a wrong file or do they just have to reapply the template for it to be correctly formatted?
Can I avoid this template issue by asking the customer for it? The template name displayed in the original text shows the whole access path, is it a problem?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Marie-Céline

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2004-12-22 10:43]


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Word issue Dec 21, 2004

Hi Marie-Céline,
I'am translating a Word file in XP using Trados 6.5.5. This file has a special customer template that I don't have, but it doesn't prevent me from seeing the file with all its styles and layout correctly although I don't have all the corresponding fonts.

Probably not - Word uses proxy fonts for those which are not installed.

When I clean the file with TW, the cleaned file has the "Normal" template and most of the styles are not displayed correctly, the fonts are converted. Is it normal Trados behavior?

Not really - it's normal Word behaviour...
Given that the cleanup process involves storing the file as RTF and re-storing it as .doc, Word is unable to retrieve the proper formatting without the template.

Should I worry that the customer gets a wrong file or do they just have to reapply the template for it to be correctly formatted?

Theoretically, this should work - but you're not able to identify any formatting problems.

Can I avoid this template issue by asking the customer for it?

Yes.

The template name displayed in the original text shows the whole access path, is it a problem?

Word cannot find the template (with or without the path), and hence uses normal.dot.

HTH, Ralf


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Marie-Céline GEORG  Identity Verified
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Word template and fonts Dec 21, 2004

[quote]Ralf Lemster wrote:
Hi Ralf,
Thanks a lot for your answer.

Probably not - Word uses proxy fonts for those which are not installed.
Given that the cleanup process involves storing the file as RTF and re-storing it as .doc, Word is unable to retrieve the proper formatting without the template.


If I understand you well, I will again be able to see the fonts in the cleaned file if I have the template in my system because Word will now what to retrieve when the file is converted back from rtf, including the correct "proxy" fonts. That will be great for proofreading

Marie-Céline


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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That should work Dec 21, 2004

A bit difficult to say without seeing the files, but...

If I understand you well, I will again be able to see the fonts in the cleaned file if I have the template in my system because Word will now what to retrieve when the file is converted back from rtf, including the correct "proxy" fonts.

...yes, that should work.

Best, Ralf


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