Can`t see files in Word...
Thread poster: Mike Ck

Mike Ck
Spain
Local time: 11:56
English to Spanish
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Sep 2, 2002

About 3 months ago I did a translation of a whole series of product spec sheets. They were a pain to do because they were ppt mounted documents sent in Word - pics, diagrams and text, so it was very awkward because moving outside the blocks completely screwed up the whole document.


I`m about to do the the manuales for the same company which will be several months work. Having recently installed Wordfast I realised I could \"retranslate\" a few of my files to build up a good TM.


Going back to my files I can see the whole file in preview but not in normal, just a lot of blank space and the odd diagram or sentence...What do I have to do/change in Word to get my files \"back\"?


Thanks for your time and help.


Mike


 

Tehno
Local time: 12:56
Romanian
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Use the originals Sep 2, 2002

The original document was screwed up? If so, go back to the original document and use it \"as is\". All the rest I think is too hard.

While editing in Word, if you made a mistake, use immediately Ctrl+Z to remade the previous form of the document. Use Ctrl+Y if you’re wrong using Ctrl+Z (that’s the alternative switch).

I hope it helps.


 

Mike Ck
Spain
Local time: 11:56
English to Spanish
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
What I want is... Sep 2, 2002

the translated documents. What I want to do is simply mimic the translation procedure going through with a \"translation\" to build up a TM. The files I have are in Spanish, the originals in English, on CD. What I can`t do is get my translated documents in Spanish (on my hard disk) to appear.


What I saying is that I don`t want to actually translate the documents again, but simply type out the translations as as if I was doing a translation and in this way create a TM which I can subsequently use on further translations.


 

Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:56
Member (2004)
German to English
You could try ... Sep 3, 2002

display hidden text.


Tools menu - Options - View tab - tick hidden text.


 

Mike Ck
Spain
Local time: 11:56
English to Spanish
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Nothing works... Sep 3, 2002

At least I can`t see what it is I have to do. I`m at a total loss. The documents are there in preview but not in normal...


Any other solutions will be more than welcome.


Thanks


Mike


 

Pere Ferrés Gurt  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:56
English to Spanish
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You are not he only one Sep 3, 2002

I came across the same problem with files a client of mine sent me to translate. I could see them in the preview and i could print them, but i could not see any texts or images in normal view, and so i could not translate the texts.


At least in my case, the problem was the Microsfot Office release. I had instyalled Microsoft Office XP and that was the problem.


When I tried to open the files in Microsoft Word 2000 everything was OK and I could work on the files without any problem.


Do you work with Office XP? Maybe this is the problem.


Please let me know if I am of any help.


Pere


 

Mike Ck
Spain
Local time: 11:56
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Won`t work because... Sep 4, 2002

I don`t have XP and its Word 2000 I use!! It must be some parameter or other but I`m damned if I can find whats wrong. The frustrating thing is I translated these documents using Word 2000. Somehow in the lapse of time since I last looked at them something has happened...


Thanks for your time, Mike


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:56
English to German
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Let's have a look at the files Sep 5, 2002

Contact me through my ProZ profile - I\'d like to take a look at one of those files.

 


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