Metatexis disappears time and again
Thread poster: Martin Wenzel

Martin Wenzel
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Nov 22, 2008

I have just reinstalled Word and Metatexis. Each time I open a Word document I have to go to the command "Modeles et complements" (sorry I have the French version, it's the command under extras, macros) and put the tick in the Metatexis box. When I close the Word document and reopen, Metatexis has disappeared again.

I never had this problem before....

Thanks for any hints.


Martin


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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Other applications? Nov 22, 2008

Do you have other applications/plug-ins? I.e. Acrobat, Trados, Wordfast?
Acrobat is a well-known culprit.

Which Word version do you use?


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Martin Wenzel
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Word version 2003 Nov 22, 2008

Thanks for your reply, Spiros. Trados is not installed at the moment. Metatexis used to coexist happily with Trados.

I am going to deinstall Acrobat reader version 7 in a minute to see if it makes a difference.


Martin


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Martin Wenzel
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Deinstalled Adobe Acrobat Nov 22, 2008

but problem persists.


Martin


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Martin Nov 22, 2008

It looks to me like Metatexis hasn't been installed completely or some dll hasn't been registered correctly. I would recommend to remove it completely and reinstall once again.

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xxxjacana54  Identity Verified
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be careful don't throw out your TM and DTB Nov 22, 2008

I would do what Natalie suggests, it once worked for me for a quite similar problem. Just be careful not to throw out what you already have in the TM in the process (I did, but rescued it from the recycling bin!).

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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Acrobat Nov 22, 2008

Even when you uninstall it there might be traces behind contributing to this problem.

http://www.wfu.edu/~yipcw/atg/pdf/acrobat7word2003.html
http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/0805/techwhirl-0805-00988.html

You need to uninstall Acrobat / Metatexis / Office to be on the safe side. When you reinstall Acrobat (if you ever do) make sure you select the advanced installation option and uncheck the Word plug-in.


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Boyan Brezinsky  Identity Verified
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Adobe Reader doesn't plug in MS Office Nov 22, 2008

The original poster mentioned Acrobat Reader 7, not Adobe Acrobat. The MS Office plugin is a feature of the full Acrobat, not of Reader. Therefore, if only Adobe Reader (former Acrobat Reader) has been installed, it will not interfere with MS Word.

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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Indeed... Nov 22, 2008

you are correct.

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Martin Wenzel
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Reinstallation Nov 23, 2008

of Metatexis may be the right thing to do, but I need to finish my translation first, I don't want to risk loosing the TM with 40,000 entries. To import these again would also take a long time...


Thanks to everybody.


Martin


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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I may be missing something... Nov 23, 2008

But why do you need to import your TM after reinstalling Metatexis? TM is not affected in any way by uninstalling/reinstalling... You just open your document, choose your TM and start working.





[Edited at 2008-11-23 19:10 GMT]


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