Working with XML in Wordfast
Thread poster: Stig Jensen

Stig Jensen  Identity Verified
United States
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Danish to English
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Jul 3, 2009

I am wondering if anyone knows how to change how Word 2007 displays XML files. I have spoken with Microsoft who were less than helpful. When I open an XML file in Word 2007 for the purpose of working on it in Wordfast (using +Tools) I am unable to get Wordfast to recognize the tags. On the right side I get a message that I need to choose my XML data view. I believe that this is where the problem is, but I am unable to choose any other data views (they all get rejected).
Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you.


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ni-cole  Identity Verified
Switzerland
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PrepTags Jul 3, 2009

I recommend you to use PrepTags: http://www.your-translations.com/preptags.php

I didn't use it, but the developper (a translator) presented it on the french forum and it seems to me quite interesting. So maybe it will help!


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Szilas Cseh
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one solution Jul 4, 2009

Open your file in a simple text editor (Notepad or something like that). Select all the text (Ctrl + A) then paste it in a word document and save it in a format that is convenient. This way Word will not reformat it automatically.

HTH

Regards,
Szilas


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Stig Jensen  Identity Verified
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Thank you. Jul 4, 2009

Thank you, Szilas. That works! Wordfast was marking some of my translated text as source text before but that problem is now solved as well.

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Stig Jensen  Identity Verified
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Preptags works! Jul 4, 2009

Hi ni-cole,

I downloaded preptags and tried it too. It works well. I guess it's just a matter of finding a program that will open the file propely so Wordfast can use the tags properly.
Thanks.


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sylver  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jul 20, 2009

Stig Jensen wrote:

Hi ni-cole,

I downloaded preptags and tried it too. It works well. I guess it's just a matter of finding a program that will open the file propely so Wordfast can use the tags properly.
Thanks.


Glad to hear it worked for you. If you have questions or feedback, let me know.

Cheers,
Sylvain


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