Wordfast PRO and track changes
Thread poster: Lucia Messuti

Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 08:58
Member (2003)
English to Italian
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Oct 13, 2015

Dear Collegues,

I don't know if it is possibile to translate word documents with Track Changes on, and after "save translated file" to have the translated file with translated track changes on.

Do you have any idea?

Thanks
Lucia


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 08:58
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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No, not possible Oct 13, 2015

Lucia Me wrote:
I don't know if it is possible to translate Word documents with Track Changes on, and after "Save translated file" to have the translated file with translated track changes on.


WFP3 will refuse to open any Word file that has tracked changes in it.

WFP4 will open the file, and create a TXLF file from it, but it'll look terrible, and after all your hard work, WFP4 will refuse to save the translated file in the original format.

My test file:



What WFP3 says:



What it looks like in WFP4:



Trados 2015 appears to open the file, but then... just when you want to sigh from relief, you get:



WFC will allow you to translate the file, with tracks intact, but if you edit a tracked change, your edit will not be tracked (and not be in the same colour as the track), and you have to translate comments manually.

OmegaT will actually allow you to translate the file (and create the target file with tracks intact), but you have to have hair on your teeth:





[Edited at 2015-10-13 13:23 GMT]


 


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