two-column comparison documents to translate

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1 month 1 week ago #195 by softschool
In actual work, when the number of words is large, the operation response of Word will become very slow, but Excel has no effect.

Word does not seem to import Word or Excel two-column comparison documents to translate.

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1 month 1 week ago #196 by stanislav
I agree, Excel is faster to process large translation tables. However, the biggest downside of Excel is the fact that it does not support AutoCAD line breaks (because Excel line break is reserved for AutoCAD paragraph breaks) and AutoCAD tab characters (since there is no way to enter a tab character inside Excel files). Usually, AutoCAD translation tables are not large so Word is perfectly OK for them. I understand the way you use Excel files to store all past translations and of course you won't be able to use Word files for your workflow because of Word's file size / speed limitations. So, if you want to avoid all the limitations of Excel translation tables which I mentioned above, you need to use Word translation tables + translation memory software (CAT tools). This way, you won't need to run all the comparisons, the CAT tool will simply store all your past translations in the translation memory and you will be able to pretranslate generated translation tables from this translation memory.

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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #197 by softschool
Because I'm not a translator, using CAT software and translation memory, it's too complicated... I'm just a typesetter

Or, is there any quick method or tool to remove the same text in Excel extracted by AutoCAD? (without using CAT tools)
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