NO TEXT IN WORD FILE
Thread poster: Zarin Jamal

Zarin Jamal
United Kingdom
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Sep 29, 2010

I have been using SDL Trados TagEditor for the last 3-4 months. Yesterday I opened a Word file in TagEditor and translated about a paragraph. When I went to see the preview in Word file the translated text was not there. Instead of any text the whole paragraphs was blank. As a result of this I had to leave the TagEditor and translated the file in Word.

Can any expert user advise the reason behind this and what measures should be adopted to avoid this type of surprises in future.


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 06:53
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What about exporting the target file? Sep 29, 2010

Hello,
the Preview in TE may be troublesome. Have you tried exporting (Saving target as...) your translation from TE into Word?


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Zarin Jamal
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What about exporting the target file? Sep 29, 2010

Yes I have tried this. In fact some of the translated text is visible while other is not visible in the word file. It is however, fully visible in TE.

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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What about displaying hidden text? Sep 29, 2010

In Word, go to Tools > Options > View tab and tick the "View hidden text" checkfield. Does that help?

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Zarin Jamal
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What about displaying hidden text? Sep 29, 2010

I have tried this option but it did not work. Is there anything else that I should look into?

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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
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Probably... Sep 29, 2010

...the colour of the text is white. Try a conversion to black on the Word file.

Could be...


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Exactly my next idea... Sep 29, 2010

Tadzio Carvallo wrote:

...the colour of the text is white. Try a conversion to black on the Word file.

Could be...




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Zarin Jamal
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What about displaying hidden text? Sep 30, 2010

I really appreciate all your help on this. I have also checked the color of font in the word file but still no luck. The key issue is that translated text is fully visible in TE but in the Word file it is partially visible.

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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
Local time: 23:53
English to Spanish
Display the Rule Sep 30, 2010

WORD > VIEW > RULE

Then, select the text, and see if you need to do some arrangements on the Rule.

Otherwise, you might have a blank image over your text. Try to find it and delete it.



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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Corrupted text boxes Oct 1, 2010

If your document has many text boxes, the corrupted text boxes can hide most texts like images/photos in front of texts. This sometimes happens to Word Doc after target text conversion out of TagEditor. But it is also possible with Word file before translation. Try open the Word document with "Open and Repair" option rather than click and open it.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


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