Impossible to export a translation coming from a PDF
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LuxTranslations  Identity Verified
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Jun 19, 2015

Hello,

I'm to translate a PDF document. I created a project in SDL Studio 2014. Now, even before starting my translation, I tried to export the translation into Word, just to check that everything works fine... It simply doesn't!
I tried to generate target files and to save target.

The error message is the following: "The context list is null. Could not get the last child." What am I to do???

Thanks for your help.

Caroline


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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PDFs often cause problems Jun 19, 2015

Are you trying to translated a scanned PDF? If so, Studio 2014 can't handle it.

Is it an editable PDF? In that case, Studio 2014 should be able to convert it, but all sorts of problems can crop up and the result is often unsatisfactory.
Just as well you tried to save it before starting the job.

I'd open it in Word (if you've got 2010 upwards), or with another PDF converter program, save it in Word and translate it in Studio using the Word file.

Edited to add:
Just found this KB article that might help:
http://producthelp.sdl.com/kb/Articles/4656.html

[Edited at 2015-06-19 06:58 GMT]


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editable Jun 19, 2015

Hello Emma,
it is an editable PDF.
How can I open it in Word? What do you mean whit "2010 upwards"?


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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How to open an editable PDF in Word Jun 19, 2015

If the PDF is editable, the latest versions of Office (I think Office 2010 and 2013) can open them.
Just go to Word, click "open file" and open the PDF. Word will do the conversion for you, and then save it as a .docx file.

Also, check out the link I added to my first post.


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Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
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You open an editable PDF directly in Studio Jun 19, 2015

Simply File > Translate Single Document.

Studio creates a Word file, that you translate.

At the end "Save Target As".


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SOLVED!!! Jun 19, 2015

Good morning Emma,

thanks ever sooo much!!! I indeed had not seen your link. It did help perfectly! Thank you.

Have a nice day.

Carline


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Before translation, I could export the target, but not after the translation hexadecimal value 0x3C Jun 25, 2015

Hello,

After translating a third of the document, I'm to export it to send it further.
Now, even though I've checked all tags, I get an error message saying:

character < hexadecimal value 0x3C cannot start by a name. Line 2, position 5605

I checked segment 5605, but it is still empty. The source target is "< 200".

What can I do???

Regards,
Caroline


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SOLVED!!! Jun 25, 2015

Hi again,
It was due to the comments I entered: some of them made problem...

Regards,
Caroline


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