Translating Excel comments in SDL Trados Studio 2009
Thread poster: birgitadler

Local time: 13:07
English to German
Apr 16, 2013

Dear colleagues,

I need to translate some xls-files. These files contain comments which need translation as well. The problem is that some of the comments appear in Trados Editor for translation, some don't. I have enabled the "translate comments" box in Trados (am not sure what it's called in English, sorry), so I don't understand why some comments are shown for translation, others aren't.

Moreover, there is text for translation in the editor which I can't find in the original Excel files. How come?

I normally work with Excel 2010, but have Excel 2003 installed on my computer as well - I re-installed the old version only today, as it says in the Trados help that Excel 2003 needs to be installed on the computer to translate xls-files. But with Excel 2003, Trados won't recognize the file format of my files for translation correctly, and when I try to create a project, it keeps asking me to accept the license agreement for Excel 2003. I tried the "repair" function of Excel 2010 as well (from the original installation CD), but then I have the above-mentioned problem that not all comments are offered for translation in the editor.

I just need to be sure that Trados offers me *exactly* the text of the original Excel files for translation, so any help will be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks,
Birgit Adler

- Just to update you on this: The problem was with the original file. The problem has now been solved, and it all works fine now!

[Edited at 2013-04-17 19:28 GMT]


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