Does OmegaT work with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel...) or only with Open Office?
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Hi,

Just a quick question about Omega T: does it work with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel...) or only with Open Office?
Thanks for your replies

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Which version of MSO do you use? Apr 8, 2009

OmegaT supports file formats of Microsoft Office 2007 directly, and of 2003 — via conversion to ODF and back.

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I'm converting the documents in Word into the HTML format to use in OmegaT. The processed documents i open in Word and save it in Word format.

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teddd76
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OK thanks Apr 8, 2009

I run MS Office 2007. I already use Wordfast and Trados and I was just wondering about Omega T. Actually I don't need any of that converting between Word and Open Office. Trados and Wordfast (especially Trados) already give me enough headaches...
Anyway, thank you very much for your quick answers


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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MSO 2007 yes Apr 8, 2009

teddd76 wrote:
Just a quick question about Omega T: does it work with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel...) or only with Open Office?


Yes, but be prepared for tag soup.


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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Tag soup here too... Apr 8, 2009

Samuel Murray wrote:

teddd76 wrote:
Just a quick question about Omega T: does it work with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel...) or only with Open Office?


Yes, but be prepared for tag soup.


From what I have seen, the tag soup also appears when you use TagEditor to work on OpenOffice files.

Laurent K.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Tag soup thinner for OOo files in OmT Apr 8, 2009

ScottishWildCat wrote:
From what I have seen, the tag soup also appears when you use TagEditor to work on OpenOffice files.


OmT uses tags for formatting -- there's no getting away from it. But with MSO 2007 files there can be 5 to 10 times as many tags as there would be in the corresponding OOo files. So if you suspect the MSO file will not survive a roundtrip via OpenOffice.org, you can use it directly in OmT, but you may find the experience more pleasureable if you convert to OOo and back. Of course, all files are different and some files are very well formatted (thanks, client!) and may have less soup than others.


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A roundtrip for MS Word 2007 Apr 9, 2009

Samuel Murray wrote:

Yes, but be prepared for tag soup.


As discussed in the OmegaT group on Yahoo!, converting MS Word 2007 → RTF and back should reduce the number of tags.


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Could be... Apr 9, 2009

esperantisto wrote:
As discussed in the OmegaT group on Yahoo!, converting MS Word 2007 → RTF and back should reduce the number of tags.


I have no knowledge of this, so it's possible (with possible loss of formatting also). But for the record let me just state that although the latest version of OpenOffice.org can read 2007, it can't write it. So for me, if i get a 2007 file, I generally convert it to OOo and when I'm done I convert it to 97/2000/XP, which is usually okay with clients.


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