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Can't save/edit clean Word2000doc after translation w/ TagEd 7.5
Thread poster: Maurice Koopman
Maurice Koopman  Identity Verified
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Oct 2, 2006

Dear translators,
After I have translated a Word2000 doc with TagEditor, I cannot make changes in the CLEAN doc and save them. As soon as I try, Word crashes and the only option left is close Word via Windows TaskManager. Does anyone have clue, what is causing this and how I can solve it. I have tried copying the text in a new doc, exporting and importing the TM: nothing helps.

Thank you very much for your response.

Kind regards,

Maurice

[Edited at 2006-10-02 18:40]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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The document is corrupted Oct 2, 2006

This is very probably due to some sort of formatting issues, which already existed in the source document.
Most probably you cannot fix it using Word, so simply open this document in OpenOffice Writer, save as doc and open again in Word. In my case this has always worked.

Should you not have OpenOffice, you can downolad it free from www.openoffice.org

Best regards
Jerzy


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Maurice Koopman  Identity Verified
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Unlikely that source doc is corrupt Oct 2, 2006

I don't think that the source document is corrupt, because editing the source doc and saving the changes, doesn't give any problems. On top of that, this is the second document, from a completely different translations agency, that causes the same kind of problems.

Thanks a lot for your answer. I will try that.

Kind regards

Maurice

[Edited at 2006-10-02 18:46]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Well, the source is not corrupt, but contains not "clean" formatting Oct 2, 2006

and thus the target get´s corrupted.

I experienced such behaviour myself too.
In my cases this were graphics, placed over the text with many lines (paragraph marks) added in behind to keep text away from the picture. Or it was a table which was placed as graphics. Or other things - but almost always it was some sort of formatting.

The OO option helps. Probably you will need to correct some formatting, but still it is better than to have a crap document, which cannot be delivered.

Best
Jerzy


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Ivana UK  Identity Verified
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Have you checked Word's templates and add-ins? Oct 3, 2006

I've sometimes noticed that after cleaning a document, I can't make any changes or even highlight any part of the clean document (although in my case Word doesn't crash).

It turns out that for some reason (following an error of some description), the cleaning process sometimes removes all the global templates and add-ins ...

I'm not sure if this is at all related to what you're experiencing, but it's worth a try!

[Edited at 2006-10-03 04:33]


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