Problem With Embedded Flowcharts in Word
Thread poster: Rowan Morrell
Rowan Morrell  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 11:35
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French to English
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Aug 16, 2002

Hi everyone.

I am currently doing a translation that has three embedded flowcharts, which appear to have been created in ABC Flowcharter. When I click on Print Preview, I can see the flowcharts - there\'s quite a bit to them. But I don\'t have ABC Flowcharter, so there\'s not a thing I can do with them, by the looks of it!

Does anyone know of a way around this? (Other than downloading ABC Flowcharter, which I haven\'t really got enough time to do, and can\'t find where to get a functional free version anyway)? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Best Regards


(WriteWord Translations)

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Russell Gillis  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:35
Spanish to English
You will probably need the base program Aug 16, 2002

I have had a similar experience, but with PowerPoint. I was translating a presentation that had embedded Visio files. Since I did not have Visio on my computer, it would not let me edit them. It would try to the launch the Visio program, and of course there was nothing to launch. I am suspecting that this is the case with Word.

Sorry I don\'t have happier news!

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Bruno Magne  Identity Verified
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Il faut repartir à zéro Aug 16, 2002

Bonjour, Rowan

J\'ai souvent ce genre de problème et la suele solution, à ce jour, c\'est de refaire le dessin avec les outils du Word, principalement avec l\'outil Organigramme.

Une autre solution consiste en copier et coller l\'orginal sur une nouvelle page blanche et copier la traduction dessus avec les fonctions de la barre Dessin.

Ça prend du temps, mais le client est toujours très satisfait.

Amicalement depuis le Brésil

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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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basically you have three options... Aug 18, 2002

The first option is that you have a copy of the program used to generate the original (or some other program that allows you to open and edit the graphic). That\'s the the only way you can edit it. (Sometimes it\'s worthwhile to ask the client if you can \'borrow\' a copy of the program.)

Otherwise you can either regenerate the graphic in translated form, as suggested (which will probably delight the client but can be a lot of work; your willingness to do this will probably depend on the amount of work involved and how much you\'re being paid...).

Or you can provide a table of equivalents (source language in one column, target in the other) for the legends in the graphic (which is what I normally do).

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