Translation of embedded objects in Word documents
Thread poster: Tina Gross

Tina Gross
English to German
Jan 13, 2015

Hi there,

I'm wondering if there is any way of opening Excel sheets embedded in Word documents in Trados Studio 2014 SP 2. I have a Word document with about 50 of them, so the workaround of unzipping the docx file and translating them separately is pretty tiresome.

I know there have been earlier posts on this issue, but as Trados has constantly added new features, I may have missed something. I can't believe that this is apparently possible in a number of other translation tools like memoQ, etc. but not in Trados …

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:13
Not available in SDL Trados products Jan 14, 2015

Hi Tina,

I'm afraid neither Trados nor Studio can handle embedded files yet. This may make it into a future release but at the moment this is not possible.




Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:13
Member (2006)
English to Turkish
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DVX Jan 15, 2015

Hi Tina,

Studio does not support it so you may want to hear about another alternative - Deja Vu X. Furthermore, you can export your project in xliff format and continue working in Studio.



Tina Gross
English to German
Thank you! Jan 15, 2015

Hi Paul, hi Selcuk,

Thank you for your answers! I have now started using memoQ and hope that this very useful feature will indeed make it into one of the next Trados versions.

Kind regards


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