35257504 Can´t process RTF Format
Thread poster: Lenka Zamisova

Lenka Zamisova  Identity Verified
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Spanish to Czech
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May 10, 2009

Trados SDL 2007 - After translating a 60 pages Doc document withaut any problems I can´t clean it up. Could you help me, please?



Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Use the Word macro May 10, 2009

Save a copy of your billingual document for security and another copy of it in rtf-format just for updating your TM.
Open the original billingual file in Word.
Press ALT+F8. Put "TW" in the macro name field. From the now appearing list select the "TW4winclean.main" and let it run. DO NOT put any other letters in the macro name field now, as it will probably change the name of this macro.
Your document should now be cleaned fully. Only if it contains text fields you will need to click each of them separately and let this macro then run again.

Take the rtf file now and use the Cleanup function in the Workbench to actualise your translation memory. The clean rtf file may even be deleted, you do not need it anymore.

Please also note, that cleaning with this macro is nearly always the better solution - cleanup in Word with original file and actualisation of translation memory with an rtf copy of uncleaned file. NOTE: THIS MACRO DOES NOT UPDATE TM!


Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
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Can´t process RTF Format May 10, 2009

I agree with engineer Jerzy's answer. However, if it neither works, you can try following procedure:

a) Make a backup of your Trados bilingual file.

b) Open your bilingual file, select all the text, and copy it to another new blank word file (some rogue codes will be lost with this copying procedure)and save it with a new name.

c) Close the file

d) Install wordfast, deactivate the trados template and use the wordfast option Cleaning without memory actualisation with the renamed file. This will clean up probably the most part of your document, even it has some errors in it.

e) Once done, deactivate the wordfast template and reactivate the Trados template.

f) Navigate trough the document, from the first to the last line, to actualise your trados memory (for each line you can get from tethe text from thememory or actualise the memory form the text).

I know, its a quite boring and long procedure, but it usually worked for me...


Lenka Zamisova  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much for your help. May 10, 2009

Thanks to your comments and recommendations I was able to resolve my problem.

With kind regards,

Lenka Zamisova


spencer  Identity Verified
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Thank you May 12, 2009

Your solution works like a charm and saved me a lot of time and grief.
Thanks again


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