John Fossey wrote:
A CAT tool such as memoQ will translate embedded objects. Use "Import with options...". You can use a free trial version - the full version is good for 45 days (if I remember right) free of charge and then becomes a limited version unless you buy it.
Another possibility is to extract the embedded text manually, but I haven't yet been able to get the final step to work. To try this, rename the .docx extension to .zip, then extract with a decompressing tool such as 7-Zip. Inside the resulting folders you will find a folder called Embedded, or something like that. The embedded objects are in this folder and can be edited. The result can then be zipped up again and renamed back to a .docx file.
That said, any time I have tried this it has failed to reopen as a .docx, with the warning "Corrupted content". I know this process has worked for others, so I am doing something wrong at the last step. I suspect it has something to do with the character set, but since I have memoQ which will do it automatically I haven't pursued it to find out what's wrong.
[Edited at 2014-09-10 11:28 GMT]
In the end they assigned the task to someone else, but now I know what to try next time something like this comes up.
[Edited at 2014-09-10 11:51 GMT]
[Edited at 2014-09-10 11:52 GMT]