Embedded Excel in PPT shows grid after translation
Thread poster: Jan Sundström

Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Nov 7, 2006

Hi all,

I'm bringing up the subject about embedded Excel tables in Powerpoint files.

When I click the table, it opens in Excel, and I can translate it. But when I close it, the background grid is visible. Before manipulation, the text was just on plain white background.

From this posting I understand that TagEditor in Trados 6.5 doesn't open the Excel data at all:
http://www.proz.com/post/302906#302906

Has the support in improved since 6.5, or is it still unavailable in TE?

I also read about WordFast:
http://www.proz.com/post/302906#302906

I don't have WordFast, but I fear that this method of translating would also make the grid show afterwards. Any experience?

TIA;

Jan


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Oscar Martin
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Embedded Excel in PPT shows grid after translation Nov 7, 2006

Hi,

Excel grid always shows after translation. What you can do is open the ppt file and press F5 to show the presentation.

The grid should not be visible at all.

Regards,

Oscar


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Still wondering Nov 8, 2006

Thanks Oscar!

Your solution didn't help me, but I found the answer in the PPT Help (the old RTFM axiom still applies)

---(rough translation from Swedish Office)---
Deactivate support lines in an Excel sheet

Doubleclick on the Excel sheet.
Go to Tools>Options>the View tab
Under Window options, uncheck the box Support lines
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But I still wonder: TagEditor doesn't handle embedded Excel data in PPT files at all?!

The only CAT tool that can take care of it natively is Transit?

TIA;

Jan


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Antoní­n Otáhal
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Excel embedded in PPT Nov 8, 2006


But I still wonder: TagEditor doesn't handle embedded Excel data in PPT files at all?!

The only CAT tool that can take care of it natively is Transit?


AFAIK, you are right. I had to translate quite a few PPT presentations with embedded Excel tables, and Transit was the only workable solution I was able to find.

Antonin


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Thanks Antonin! Nov 10, 2006

It's a shame that Transit is so expensive.

Is it still true that you can't create new projects with the Satellite, only with the full version?

/Jan


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Antoní­n Otáhal
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you are right again - PE Satellite will not import projects Nov 10, 2006

After all, it is up to the Star company what they are willing to give out for free... I hear that they are going to replace the Satellite with a free "client" version, in which you will work online on a translation stored on a remote server, by the way.

Regarding the price, the lowest level which is able to import projects is XV Smart - its price is comparable to Trados and it is, IMHO, a much better piece of software than Trados. But to be frank, I do own Trados and I am not sure whether I could survive on today's market without it, even though I do most actual work in Transit.

The investment into the Trados/Transit combination was quite expensive, but I did not pay all that money at one moment; and using them both makes a translator's life easier.

Antonin


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