WorfFast not working with MS Excel
Thread poster: Gouranga Charan Pradhan

Gouranga Charan Pradhan  Identity Verified
India
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Apr 13, 2010

Hi All,

I have a Excel document and I want to use WordFast tool for translating the file. I have done this many times without any problem. But now when I am trying to translate the Excel file by opening a MS word, I am not able to do that. Only the 1st segment is coming and when I enter Alt+ Down key, the cursor is blinking and MS word getting hanged. I have to forcibly close MS Word. I have tried many times, but same problem is occurring. Does anybody has any idea what can be the issue? Any help is highly appreciated.

Warm Regards
Gouranga


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
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Most probably... Apr 13, 2010

Most probably, the problem finds its origins in the Excel file. I cannot help further, but the symptoms point in that direction.

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Dušan Ján Hlísta  Identity Verified
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proposed solution Apr 13, 2010

You can try to save the Excel document (*.xls) in MS Excel "Save as MS dos text" and then you can try to open it in MS Word as text file. It is useful to try it, then you can see if the file in original Excell format is uncorrupted. But something tells me that there is even possibility to use Wordfast directly in MS Excel - but I am not sure of it now.
Dušan Ján Hlísta


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
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funny excel files Apr 13, 2010

Laurent KRAULAND wrote:

Most probably, the problem finds its origins in the Excel file. I cannot help further, but the symptoms point in that direction.


Yes, that's what I suspect too, something must be "funny" about your excel file and is preventing Wordfast from working.

Maybe one of the workarounds describe in the wiki article will help you.

http://wiki.proz.com/wiki/index.php/Translating_Excel_files_in_Wordfast


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