Re: Cannot convert the selection to a table

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5 months 2 weeks ago #65 by spido
I test Transtools and when I try the Dual Language Document Assistant I get the below error:

Cannot convert the selection to a table. The selection may contain page breaks or section breaks

I have searched the document and found no page breaks or section breaks. I even pasted text from Notepad to Word. The same. Word 365.

Also, I do not see a way to create "target" text (i.e. remove table and restore proper formatting) after translating in a table using this tool.
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5 months 2 weeks ago #66 by stanislav
Hello,

Can you please send this document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for me to look at the issue?

Besides page breaks and section breaks, you should also check for column breaks. The problem with all these breaks is that they cannot exist inside tables, so the tool cannot create a table from text that contains them.

Why do you want to create target text after translation? Dual Language Document Assistant helps prepare documents for dual-language translation, i.e. when your customer wants the final document to have the source language next to the target language (side by side). If you want to convert the text into a table in order to make it easier for you to translate it (similar to how a CAT tool does that), then you need to do the following at the end: remove the source column, select the table, go to Table Tools - Layout tab on the ribbon and click Convert To Text button. Then accept the default options (Separate text with paragraph marks). This will convert the table back to text, preserving the inline formatting and paragraph styles.

Best regards,
Stanislav

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5 months 2 weeks ago #67 by spido
Hi Stanislav,

The error comes up with pure vanilla text. So it is not document-centric. I suspect some sort of bug with my version.

As for the 2nd case, yes, I know about this process, but it would be better if automated by macro. It can be used for a CAT-free workflow. Also, I am not sure whether you have any segmentation rules that take into account common per language abbreviations.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #68 by stanislav
Hello again,

I suspect that the issue is somehow related to your version of Word (365). This warning only appears when there is a break within the current selection. Can you try the following:
1) Toggle the paragraph mark button on the Home tab of Word in order to see non-printing symbols. You will see paragraph marks, etc.
2) Make a selection so that the selection starts at the beginning of the text and ends at the end, but does not include the final paragraph mark.
3) Then use the command.

As for the 2nd case, Dual Language Document Assistant is not really designed for creating bilingual text (similar to CAT tools), so it does not segment the text. So, each paragraph will always be placed into a single table row.

Best regards,
Stanislav

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5 months 2 weeks ago #69 by spido
Hi Stanislav,

Yes, I tried your suggestion, still I get the error. In that simple text I sent you a table is created (without the highlight though) but in many other simple text files I tried, it does not create it at all.

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