Can I use Power Point with Trados?
Thread poster: Chris Lee

Chris Lee
South Korea
Local time: 20:24
Korean to English
Jun 19, 2009

I use 7.0 version Trados and I have to translate power point files.
Could anyone tell me how I can use PP file with Trados?
Many thanks in advance.


Jiantao Lu  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:54
English to Chinese
Tageditor Jun 19, 2009

Use Tageditor to open a PPT file, and then it will be converted into .ttx file. You can proceed the translation in Tageditor. After you complete the translation, save the translation into PPT file.


Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:54
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
Read the manual first Jun 19, 2009

Before you embark in using TagEditor, read that portion of the TRADOS manual and learn about saving as target or saving as bilingual, and all the stuff about tags.


Armando Tavano  Identity Verified
Dominican Republic
Local time: 07:54
Member (2006)
Spanish to Italian
+ ...
Tag Editor Jun 19, 2009

Open Tag Editor, open in TE the ppt file. It takes a couple of minutes to load it, at least in my computer. Translate it like you translate all the time. When finished save as target, automatically it will show the ppt option to save, otherwise you chose it. And finally you’ll have your translated ppt. Check editing, sometimes it needs some arrangements. Not difficult at all.


Elke Fehling  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:54
Member (2005)
English to German
+ ...
Yes Jun 19, 2009

Like everybody else said, very easy to do. You will need to edit the layout of the PowerPoint files afterwards, it usually gets messed up (due to the different length of the text)


Birgit Holst  Identity Verified
English to Danish
Be aware of the notes Jun 20, 2009

You should also be aware if the Power Point presentation contains notes, and if the client wants these notes to be translated.
I use Trados 8 where there is a check mark, so that I can leave the notes out in Tageditor, so they don't show. A good thing to know if the client doesn't pay for them.
I don't remember what it is like in the Trados 7 version.


Chris Lee
South Korea
Local time: 20:24
Korean to English
Thank you! Jun 22, 2009

Thank you so much for all your help.
As I am a beginner with the tool, I decided not to use PP this time.
I think I need to joggle around more before I can finally use it confidently.
Thank you all!


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