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SDLX slooow on textboxes
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Dec 4, 2007

I attempted to convert a Word-doc with lots of textboxes using Project Wizard. After half an hour the "wizard" seemed to have gone not very far, and I had to terminate it using Cntrl-Alt-Del. I tried this twice. The process had captured all recources and the harddisc was spinning all the time. But no result. (There was a new doc-file with 20 times the amount of the original file).
Tageditor has no problems with the same file.
Is this a known feature of SDLX, that it cannot handle textboxes?


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Stefan Keller  Identity Verified
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RTF? Dec 5, 2007

Hi Heinrich,

Shot from the hip: Have you tried saving your doc as RTF before processing it with Project Wizard? This would be the first thing I try in your situation.

Regards,
Stefan


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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The same with rtf Dec 5, 2007

I tried this now, converted with Word to rtf (took a long time, file size grew from 29 to 430 Mb), then with Project Wizard.
I had to abort after 20 minutes. Windows had to increase virtual memory, but the process went nowhere.
Now I converted from ttx to itd and have a file of 91 kB. But on opening the file is empty!


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David Turner  Identity Verified
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Use Werecat to convert Dec 6, 2007

Heinrich Pesch wrote:
Is this a known feature of SDLX, that it cannot handle textboxes?



http://www.volny.cz/ddaduc/werecat.html

Red Werecat extracts text from PowerPoint to Word. Blue Werecat extracts text from texboxes and similar objects (shapes) from Word documents.

HTH,

David Turner


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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So is it a bug in SDLX Dec 6, 2007

I do not have to use SDLX. Trados tageditor has no problem. Can you confirm that this is a feature of Sdlx not to be able to handle textboxes or is this related to this file maybe?

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David Turner  Identity Verified
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No idea Dec 6, 2007

Heinrich Pesch wrote:
I do not have to use SDLX. Trados tageditor has no problem. Can you confirm that this is a feature of Sdlx not to be able to handle textboxes or is this related to this file maybe?


If you're asking me, I don't know. Last time I looked at SDLX I thought it could but there again I'd never use SDLX, TadEditor or TWB to translate anything.
Maybe you need to double click on the text boxes for access?
I was suggesting Werecat as a general workaround for any tool having problems with text boxes or Powerpoint files.

BR,
David


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