Wordfast and Excel
Thread poster: wiltom

wiltom
France
Local time: 08:47
French to English
Jul 4, 2009

Hello,

I am working on an excel file that has pie-charts generated from the tables that I am translating. I had no problem translating the file in Wordfast but when I saved the translated file and then opened it in Excel the pie-charts or any of the charts generated from the tables data are not showing!

Does anyone have a solution for my little problem?

Thankyou


 

Lesley Clarke  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 01:47
Spanish to English
Is that your responsability? Jul 5, 2009

I'm sorry, I don't mean to be unhelpful but personally I consider myself a translator, not a software expert. I still prefer, when possible, to respect the format, but when taht is not possible I copy the terminology or phrases in the source language and put the translation in the target language beside them.

I speak as one who has had this problem and been defeated by it. I did wonder, if one knew how to create this pie charts in the first place (and I don't think it is very difficult for thems that know), that might be the solution.


 

wiltom
France
Local time: 08:47
French to English
TOPIC STARTER
Is that your responsability? Jul 5, 2009

Hello,

Thanks for your reply Lesley and I do understand what you mean! If I have text to translate that is embedded in an image then I do as you stated by putting the translation in the target language next to the image.

I was wondering if this was a WordFast problem. If I translate the file directly in Excel than there is no problem updating the pie-charts. I do know how to create the pie-charts but I haven't been able to do so from the WF translated file. This is quite annoying as it is quite a large file with a quite a lot of repetition which Excel won't pick up on and then I have another Powerpoint file that contains an awful lot of the text contained in the excel file as well.

Are there any WF experts that would be able to help me with dilemma of the day?

Thanky


 


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