Wf Anywhere is losing formatting
Thread poster: Esa Argillander

Esa Argillander  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 16:17
English to Finnish
Dec 22, 2011

I recently translated 2 large .doc files in WfA.
Files were ok when I received them, but after translation pretty much all the tables were gone and formatting in MS Word is all mixed up.

.pdf -version looks just fine.

I have been using Anywhere for quite some time now, and this is the first time I have had such problems.

Why is this happening? Can anyone help me to solve the problem?


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:17
Finnish to French
Ask on the Anywhere list Dec 23, 2011

Esa Argillander wrote:
I recently translated 2 large .doc files in WfA.
Files were ok when I received them, but after translation pretty much all the tables were gone and formatting in MS Word is all mixed up.

Questions about Wordfast Anywhere are best asked on the dedicated mailing list (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Wordfast_Anywhere/ )
Chances are you have omitted tags in some segments.

[Edited at 2011-12-23 13:53 GMT]


 

Esa Argillander  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 16:17
English to Finnish
TOPIC STARTER
Some bug Dec 23, 2011

Hi Dominique, and thanks for Your reply.

I actually contacted Wf support about this issue, and here is the reply I received: (posted with Rèmis permission to do so)
___________________________________________________________________
Hi Esa,

I could see the problem when using Open Office but the Word file was nearly the same in term of formatting.
except a problem with one image:
********************

Here it was necessary to resize
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Hi Dominique, and thanks for Your reply.

I actually contacted Wf support about this issue, and here is the reply I received: (posted with Rèmis permission to do so)
___________________________________________________________________
Hi Esa,

I could see the problem when using Open Office but the Word file was nearly the same in term of formatting.
except a problem with one image:
********************

Here it was necessary to resize the image.



So in conclusion, there is a limitation here that has nothing to do with the tags.

It is coming from the converters from Doc to Txml and then back from Txml to Doc.

I am using the converters and I cannot do anything to improve that.

May be the next version will be better. I will report this problem.

Regards,

Rémi
___________________________________________________________________


Part of the problem is that I am using both OpenOffice and some cheap-a** demoversion of MSOffice, and apparently they just can`t handle converted files.

I was going to buy fullsize MSOffice anyway, let`s see if that helps in any way.



[Edited at 2011-12-23 10:38 GMT]
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