BLUE Werecat alternative
Thread poster: Terry Richards

Terry Richards
France
Local time: 04:46
French to English
+ ...
Oct 29, 2009

Hi, I need to extract several thousand words worth of textboxes from a Word document and BLUE Werecat isn't doing it for me. It extracts them OK but it can't put them back. I suspect it's because there are textboxes nested within other objects and when Werecat replaces the outer object it overwrites the inner textbox so it isn't there when Werecat tries to replace it.

Needless to say, I'm on a tight deadline so I need another tool to extract and replace these textboxes. I use Wordfast classic as my translation tool so I need something compatible with that.

Thanks,

Terry.


 

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 04:46
French to English
just a thought Oct 30, 2009

I think MemoQ can handle textboxes quite well, you might consider using it for this particular job?

 

P Forgas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 00:46
Portuguese to Spanish
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WFpro Oct 30, 2009

Hi,
maybe you can translate with WFC and then use this TM to translate until fuzzy in WFP.
P.


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:46
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Alternatively, you can Nov 5, 2009

translate the stuff with WFC, convert it to TMX, convert the source files to OpenDocument with OpenOffice.org or Sun ODF plugin for Microsoft Office, translate them with OmegaT and convert back.

 

Terry Richards
France
Local time: 04:46
French to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
THANKS ALL Nov 5, 2009

In the end, I came up with a simpler solution. All of the offending textboxes were on about 10 pages and I had the agency retype them!

Sometimes, the low-tech answer is the best answericon_smile.gif

Terry.


 


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