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How to prepare .doc file with tables?
Thread poster: Estefanía González

Estefanía González  Identity Verified
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Feb 25, 2005


I have received a .doc file, whose text is contained in tables.

And I was wondering..

A)Would you prepare the file in advance to avoid any likely problems, and if yes, how?

B) Would you try to give it a go and translate it directly with Wordfast?

As usual, thanks for your help.


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Mihail M Mateev
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translate it directly with wordfast Feb 25, 2005

... like any other usual text.

I had made a try to see in WF is working well with tables, and it really did.

My previous problems with tables were with OCR-tables, scaled text size, etc.

Since your tables are in DOC, WF should work fine with tables.

N.B. Do not forget to make a prior back-up of the original file, and never work on original file.

Best regards,


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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Tables work fine here Feb 25, 2005

Hello Estefania,

actually, I have never encountered any problems with WF and tables. But since you mentioned in one of your last posts that you were having difficulties with tables, I would first give it a go. As Misho pointed out, back-up your original and work on a copy. If you encounter any problems you can still convert your tables to text or make any other preparations to work with the file.

IMHO, if WF has problems with tables it is probably due to bad formatting and not due to WF.

Just my 2 cents.



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