Wordfast Pro and PowerPoint notes
Thread poster: Marek Daroszewski (MrMarDar)

Marek Daroszewski (MrMarDar)  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:14
English to Polish
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May 9, 2010

Hello everybody,
I have searched the WF Pro on-line help and this forum but could not find an answer.

Does anyone know how to skip notes when translating a PPT file in WF Pro? A simple equivalent to WF Classic's PB NoPowerPointNotes setting....

TIA
Marek


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 14:14
English to Arabic
ALL CAPS Oct 21, 2010

Marek Daroszewski (MrMarDar) wrote:

Does anyone know how to skip notes when translating a PPT file in WF Pro?



You can change the Master Notes to All Caps to distinguish the notes when you open the PPT file in Wordfast Pro. View > Notes Master > Select All in the Notes box > Font > All Caps. You can uncheck the option again in the target translated file.

This video shows the steps:
http://www.screencast.com/t/N6enOBJrkDCI

That is one method.


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Another method is to delete the notes from a copy of the file to be translated:

- Open a copy of the PPT file.
- In PowerPoint 2007, click Office Button > Prepare > Inspect Document
- Check "Presentation Notes"
- Click "Inspect"
- Click "Remove All"
- Save

- Open the PPT in WFP; now there are no "Note" imported.
- Translate the file, and make sure all your translated segments are committed to the TM


If you want to have the PPT files with untranslated notes:

- Open the original PPT file (including Notes) in WFP.
- Change the Fuzzy Match Threshold into 96.
- Pre-translate using the toolbar button "Translate All".
- You can also make the notes in CAPS and add a large Penalty" on "Case" (say 5) differences in the case that some notes could include similar segments that might be translated from the TM.
- Now, leave the notes segments empty and "Save Translated File".


I hope this helps.



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Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 14:14
English to Arabic
WFP 2.4.1 Skip Notes Pages Dec 10, 2010

Marek Daroszewski (MrMarDar) wrote:

Does anyone know how to skip notes when translating a PPT file in WF Pro?


Dear Marek and All,

Please download and install the latest version of Wordfast Professional 2.4.1 (released just a few days ago) available at:
http://www.wordfast.com/store_download.html

Now, before opening the PPT(X) in WFP, you can go to Edit > Preferences > Formats > Default PowerPoint [2007] Filter and check "Skip Notes Pages".


I hope this helps.


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Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net


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Marek Daroszewski (MrMarDar)  Identity Verified
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WF improvements Dec 10, 2010

Hi Yasmin,
Thank you very much for the good news that the newest version can handle the requirement.
I look forward to furhter improvements of Wordfast.
All the best,
Marek


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