Text box disappears from Excel
Thread poster: Yuki Okada

Yuki Okada  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:36
Member (2007)
English to Japanese
+ ...
Oct 22, 2013


I am translating Japanese Excel files into English using Trados Studio 2011. To be more exact, I am supposed to leave Japanese and add English so the resulting Excel file is bilingual.

Many of the Excel files contain text boxes, and some of them contain multiple lines (there are line breaks).

When I see the resulting (translated) Excel files, I find that many text boxes are simply gone (does not exist) or only the first line is remaining and the rest is gone.

It does appear to be a bug. Does anyone know how to avoid it?

This behaviour is not very consistent: Some text boxes are there all right.

Trados version: Studio 2011 SP2R - 10.4.3107.2 (It was updated while I am on this project)
Excel version: Mostly xls (not xlsx, but xlsx had the same issue)

Thank you!

Yuki Okada

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Text box disappears from Excel

Advanced search

BaccS – Business Accounting Software
Modern desktop project management for freelance translators

BaccS makes it easy for translators to manage their projects, schedule tasks, create invoices, and view highly customizable reports. User-friendly, ProZ.com integration, community-driven development – a few reasons BaccS is trusted by translators!

More info »
Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »

  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search