I can't translate excel files
Thread poster: Juan Perello

Juan Perello  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 22:57
Member (2005)
Japanese to Spanish
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Jul 15, 2008

Hello All,


I have translated Excel files with Wordfast before and never had any problem, but this time it doesn't want to work.
I put the cursor on the cell I want to translate, then go to word and hit alt+down. I translate but when I try to go to the next segment,
word freezes (in fact, rather than freezing it blinks) and nothing else happens. The translation doesn't make it to excel file, but it does go to TM
because when I repeat the attempt, I get a full match.
I just upgraded to 5.53q but the problem persists.
Win XP, Office 2003 both Japanese

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 03:57
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downgrade and back Jul 15, 2008

Try saving XLS to some older format and back. There may be some bugs in the file that are not supported, but cause pain.

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Juan Perello  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 22:57
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Japanese to Spanish
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It didn't work Jul 16, 2008

Hi,

Thank you for replying. Unfortunately it didn't work. It looks like it it is not a file problem, but something that has to do with wordfast and excel or word, because it happens with every excel file I try to translate. Anyway, for the moment, I'll have to make do with copying and pasting.
Thanks anyway.

JL


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teHunter
Local time: 10:57
Any luck? Mar 13, 2009

I am wondering if you have had any success getting the proper functionality with excel and wordfast. I am encountering the same problem (that is being able to translate the first segment then having it freeze up/blink when I try to move on). I am running Office 2007 on XP, both in Japanese.

Thanks


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Juan Perello  Identity Verified
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Local time: 22:57
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Nope! Mar 19, 2009

Sorry for the delay,

I have just tried with a short dummy document but the problem persists.
Luckily I don't get excel files too often.
When I have a little more time I'll upgrade wordfast and try again.
I'll tell you if there are any news.

Ja ne.


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