ppt-files and trados win-align
Thread poster: Lise Smidth

Lise Smidth  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 02:33
German to Danish
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Dec 4, 2002

hi,



a customer has asked me to make an alignment of power point files with older tranlations, which must now be renewed. how can i do that? does trados win-align work with ppt-files? or is it possible e.g. to let trados automatically translate all 100% - what is possible? what would be the most efficient?



thank you very much in advance for any suggestions



kind regards

lise (too busy to read all help files in trados applications to find what i need)


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Jeannie Graham  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:33
German to English
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rtf format Dec 4, 2002

You can save the ppt files as rtf files and then put through Win Align

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Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:33
Danish to English
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trados alignment Dec 4, 2002

Lise, you wrote \"alignment with older translations\". I agree with conversion into trf files, but to do the aligment correctly requires a thorough knowledge of all the languages involved. Good luck.

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-12-04 20:05 ]

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-12-04 20:06 ]


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Lise Smidth  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 02:33
German to Danish
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thanks Dec 4, 2002

to everyone - also to mary who sent me this answer in an e-mail (I qoute it here for the benefit of others

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In the Trados menu in PowerPoint, there is an option to \'Extract text\'. This gives

you a text file containing all the text of the PPT file. You can then save the text

file as a RTF file and bingo, a file you can align.



The trouble with saving PPT files as RTF is that all the text is not saved, it

only saves the outline text (the bit down the left hand side!).

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I allready managed to extract the text and will then do the alignments tomorrow

- btw don\'t worry - it\'s only translation from danish to german, I won\'t mess around with anything in my poor english (or any other language...)



lise



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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Formatting issue Dec 6, 2002

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The trouble with saving PPT files as RTF is that all the text is not saved, it

only saves the outline text (the bit down the left hand side!).



That very much depends on how text is stored in the PPT file. If, for example, a diagram which has been embedded as an object (graphics file) contains text, this is impossible to extract because it isn\'t saved as such.

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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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German to English
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True, but ... Dec 6, 2002

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That very much depends on how text is stored in the PPT file. If, for example, a diagram which has been embedded as an object (graphics file) contains text, this is impossible to extract because it isn\'t saved as such.





... you wouldn\'t get embedded text if you aligned Word files either. The \'Extract text\' option seems to be the best of imperfect options. Embedded text will present a problem wherever you encounter it, and, AFAIK, there is no way of incorporating it into a TM anyway, short of entering it by hand. Or am I missing something?



Regards



Mary

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