CAT Tool for MS Publisher
Thread poster: John Fossey

John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Dec 10, 2013

I have looked through the forums but haven't been able to find a definitive answer to this. Is there any CAT tool that can translate MS .pub files directly? If not, what's the best workaround?

I did try saving the file as html but it only exported the first page, which is not much use for this multi-page document.


 

Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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Fluency 2013 Dec 10, 2013

Hi John,

The only CAT tools that handles Publisher files seamlessly is Fluency 2013.

Cheers,

Bernard


 

xxx2nl  Identity Verified
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SUPPORTS ALL MAJOR SOURCE AND TARGET FORMATS

Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Visio®, Publisher®* (2000, 2003, 2007*, 2010*)

What does the star refer to? Are there any limitations in Publisher support?


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Ask on the Fluency forum? Dec 10, 2013

2nl wrote:
SUPPORTS ALL MAJOR SOURCE AND TARGET FORMATS

Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Visio®, Publisher®* (2000, 2003, 2007*, 2010*)

What does the star refer to? Are there any limitations in Publisher support?

Maybe that would be an occasion to ask on the dedicated Fluency forum?

Only four new threads have been started on that forum in 2013. I'm wondering if anyone is actually using the tool at all. And what's very surprising (and highly suspect IMO) is the fact Fluency has the most reviews (22 of them) on the ProZ "software comparison tool", more than there are reviews for memoQ (20), SDL Trados Studio 2011 (19), Déjà Vu (11) or Wordfast Pro (11), all of which certainly have a much larger (by an order of magnitude) user base.


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Which version? Dec 10, 2013

John Fossey wrote:
Is there any CAT tool that can translate MS .pub files directly? If not, what's the best workaround?


Well, the thing with Publisher is that, unlike Word, every new version uses a different format that is not always backwards or forwards compatible. So, the first question to you is: which version of Publisher is the file in?

2nl wrote:
SUPPORTS ALL MAJOR SOURCE AND TARGET FORMATS
Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Visio®, Publisher®* (2000, 2003, 2007*, 2010*)
What does the star refer to?


My guess is that it means that the tool supports Word 2000-2010, Excel 2000-2010, etc, but only Publisher 2007-2010 (not 2000 and 2003).


[Edited at 2013-12-10 19:00 GMT]


 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Can't tell Dec 10, 2013

Samuel Murray wrote:

Well, the thing with Publisher is that, unlike Word, every new version uses a different format that is not always backwards or forwards compatible. So, the first question to you is: which version of Publisher is the file in?



My software is 2010 but I don't see anything in the file's metadata that would tell me what version it is. When saving, I have the choice of saving as Pub 98, Pub 2000 or no particular version, which I would take is 2010.


 

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Maybe worth looking... Jan 12, 2016

... at this article. It's for Trados Studio but the format could be handled in any CAT that manages XML.

http://multifarious.filkin.com/2016/01/11/ms-publisher/

Regards

Paul
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