Word tables and segment order: columns instead of rows
Thread poster: Hans Lenting

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Member (2006)
German to Dutch
Feb 26, 2018

Following this thread: https://cafetran.freshdesk.com/support/discussions/topics/6000053109

Here's a possible solution via an MS-Word macro:


The steps to take after installation of the macro:

Step 1: Run the macro to extract all columns to one new document.
Step 2: Import and translate the collection document in CafeTran Espresso 2018.
Step 3: Import the originating Word document in CafeTran Espresso 2018 and insert all exact matches from step 2.
Step 4: Translate the rest of this document.

Sample document:


Sample collection document:


If this approach gets your approval, someone could look into making the macro more generic (by having the number of all columns in every table counted automatically). Shouldn't be too complicated (e.g. see https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28320139/With-VBA-is-there-a-faster-way-to-extract-data-from-a-Word-table.html for inspiration).


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tables Feb 26, 2018

Simply copy column and paste in single cell or merge cells.
But the best way — to correct a table.


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