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OLE/COM error - desperate!
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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:29
Spanish to English
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Jun 26, 2005

Trados V. 6 won't allow me to clean up, says it can't convert becuase of an OLE/COM error

Naturally this happens for the first tiume ever when my back is against the wall:-(((

TIA:-)


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Christian Schoenberg  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:29
Member (2004)
Danish to English
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Just had the same problem one hour ago... Jun 26, 2005

Hi,

Wow, that is strange - I had exactly the same problem, for the first time ever, about one hour ago. (I am using 6.5.5).

This is how I resolved it: It was a pretty big Word file (some 290 pages with lots of pasted graphics from Adobe Acrobat).

(1) I split it into 7 files
(2) Saved them as RTF files
(3) Changed the file names to "01.rtf" ... "07.rtf".
(4) Reorganized my translation memory (i.e. File > Reorganise)
(5) Cleaned up the files separately.
(6) Reassembled them back into one big Word document.

I know, it is a pain... but it seems to work (at least for me).

Good luck,
Christian

P.S.: Oh, and I think I restarted my computer a couple of times to get rid of the temporary files.

[Edited at 2005-06-26 14:07]


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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 05:29
English to Czech
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Use macro Jun 26, 2005

You didn't say what kind of file you were trying to clean up. If it was a Word document, you can clean it up using the tw4winClean.Main macro (Alt-F8). But make a backup copy of the file first, because the .BAK file won't be created automatically this way. Also, it won't be possible to update the TM.

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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:29
Spanish to English
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Thanks all:-) Jun 27, 2005

Word, yes.

In the end I simply removed the 3 embedded graphs and that solved the problem....shame Trados manages to screw up more 'complex' files:-(


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clarn  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:29
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
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Thank you Aug 27, 2007

"You didn't say what kind of file you were trying to clean up. If it was a Word document, you can clean it up using the tw4winClean.Main macro (Alt-F8). But make a backup copy of the file first, because the .BAK file won't be created automatically this way. Also, it won't be possible to update the TM."

I think you just saved my bacon) I did just this, and it worked in an instant.

~Thanks a lot~


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Eric Ash
United States
Local time: 20:29
Japanese to English
Thank You Hynek Palatin Mar 2, 2008

That macro tip just saved me a lot of pain!

I love this forum.


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Paunitka  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Oct 20, 2009

I'd like to thank Hynek as well - had the same problem and your advice spared me a lot of trouble

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Ian Wood  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 12:29
Japanese to English
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This saved me with a large Word file Oct 26, 2009

This was an absolute lifesaver cleaning up a 16MB (90page) word file containing lots of images. I tried the manually convert via the RTF route, but that created a 520MB!!!! rtf file. The macro trick worked a charm but didn't put spaces between sentences (they were absent in the original Japanese) so I needed to go through it afterward.
Anyway, I wish I knew about this earlier as I have had similar problems in the past.


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Chris Lee
South Korea
Local time: 11:59
Korean to English
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This tip is the best. Nov 1, 2009

Neil Claridge wrote:

"You didn't say what kind of file you were trying to clean up. If it was a Word document, you can clean it up using the tw4winClean.Main macro (Alt-F8). But make a backup copy of the file first, because the .BAK file won't be created automatically this way. Also, it won't be possible to update the TM."

I think you just saved my bacon) I did just this, and it worked in an instant.

~Thanks a lot~




I had the same problem and this was the right tip.


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Bea Geenen  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Member (2008)
English to Dutch
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Great tip! Jan 29, 2010

Thank you so much for this tip - saved my day!

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David Paul Samson
India
Local time: 08:59
English to Tamil
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OLE/COM error or the file name error Nov 30, 2010

If you are facing this problem while analysing or cleaning a word document, dont get panic, just safe the document as .rtf file and then go ahead cleaning or analysing. It will certainly solve your problems.

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Maria Martins  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 04:29
English to Portuguese
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The macro tip is the best. Thanks! May 24, 2012

Hynek Palatin wrote:

You didn't say what kind of file you were trying to clean up. If it was a Word document, you can clean it up using the tw4winClean.Main macro (Alt-F8). But make a backup copy of the file first, because the .BAK file won't be created automatically this way. Also, it won't be possible to update the TM.


What a wonderful tip. I tried everything else, but there seemed to be some corrupt tables in the document...so the end result was far from perfect. I had a 280 page document and even if it was just a few parts that required cleaning, it would have been a pain to clean it manually, so thank you Hynek.


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