Clean a .doc document
Thread poster: Maria Folque

Maria Folque  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:24
German to Portuguese
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Feb 13, 2009

my workbench converts .doc into .rtf automatically when i want to clean a .doc file.

What should I do in orderr to clean a .doc file
and have it clened as a .doc file ?

could someone help me ?

Thank you !



Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 14:24
English to Czech
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RTFM: Here we go again... Feb 13, 2009

Maria, another RTFM issue. Workbench converts your doc documents into RTF and then back to doc. The file conversion is necessary in order to clean the document up.



mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:24
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English to Spanish
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Then they are saved back as .doc Feb 13, 2009

Trados needs to work with rtf files and does this conversion automatically for the process. Check your folder and see that even though they are saved as .doc


Local time: 19:24
English to Khmer (Central)
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use macro in ms-word ... Feb 16, 2009

I assume you use ms-word to translate doc file:
1. Press Alt + F8
2. In macro name, choose: "tw4winClean.Main"
3. Click "Run"

This hidden macro will clean doc file in ms-word and will preserve all formats. However, using this method: 1. No BAK file will be created automatically (so, back up manually). 2. it will not update TM (you can save as your doc file before running the macro and use it exclusively for update purpose).

[Edited at 2009-02-16 03:51 GMT]


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