Exclude text in a PPTX based on font color or other properties (Want to avoid file prep)
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adrianrff
Venezuela
angol - spanyol
Feb 19

We just got a request to translate a somewhat large batch of PPTX files. These PPTX's will be bilingual, so each slide contains text in English and a duplicate text in blue font where the translation is to be replaced.

This means we need to import only these blocks of blue text, but the PowerPoint filter in memoQ is very limited. I could use a regex filter, but that would mean preparing ALL the files (before and after) by enclosing the translatable text in a group of distinctive cha
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We just got a request to translate a somewhat large batch of PPTX files. These PPTX's will be bilingual, so each slide contains text in English and a duplicate text in blue font where the translation is to be replaced.

This means we need to import only these blocks of blue text, but the PowerPoint filter in memoQ is very limited. I could use a regex filter, but that would mean preparing ALL the files (before and after) by enclosing the translatable text in a group of distinctive characters, for example. We want to avoid having to do this.

Is there a way to use another type of filter (perhaps XML?) to detect font color and create a filter based on that?

Thanks in advance.
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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Local time: 13:48
Tag (2006 óta)
angol - afrikaans
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@Adrian Feb 19

adrianrff wrote:
These PPTX's will be bilingual, so each slide contains text in English and a duplicate text in blue font where the translation is to be replaced.


I do have MemoQ but I don't really use it all that much. But hey, you're right: MemoQ doesn't have WYSIWIG! I mean, it has bold, italics etc. but it doesn't show font colours. I don't know if there is a way to make it show font colours, or to force it to add formatting tags to all segments.

This may not be useful to you, but: Trados does show the font colour from PPTX files. And then you can use the "Advanced Display Filter 2.0" (which is either built-in or is a free plugin) to filter segments that contain that particular colour, and then lock all other segments. Then translate the SDLXLIFF files in MemoQ, I suppose.

Trados does not have "views" and you can't export visible segments to e.g. bilingual review (if you filter segments, and then export to bilingual review, it exports all segments).

Is there a way to use another type of filter (perhaps XML?) to detect font color and create a filter based on that?


The tags that contain font colour information are present in the individual slides, but they are standalone tags, so it's not simple XML.


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Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Oroszországi Föderáció
Local time: 15:48
angol - orosz
You can export visible segments Feb 20

Samuel Murray wrote:
Trados does not have "views" and you can't export visible segments to e.g. bilingual review (if you filter segments, and then export to bilingual review, it exports all segments).
You can use Sdl.Community.StudioViews.sdlplugin for that.

Once filtered, invoke the plugin and select the 'Visible segments' option, then Export.

[Edited at 2021-02-20 11:48 GMT]


Dan Lucas
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Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
Egyesült Királyság
Local time: 12:48
Tag (2014 óta)
japán - angol
My heart leaped... Feb 20

Stepan Konev wrote:
Once filtered, invoke the plugin and select the 'Visible segments' option, then Export.

...then sank again when I realised it was Studio 2021 only.
But thanks for the tip anyway. First time I've thought about upgrading from 2019.

Would also love to be able to print only filtered segments.

Dan


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Hollandia
Local time: 13:48
Tag (2006 óta)
angol - afrikaans
+ ...
Location of the Trados plugin Feb 20

Stepan Konev wrote:
You can use Sdl.Community.StudioViews.sdlplugin for that.

Thanks. Location: https://appstore.sdl.com/language/app/studioviews/1162/
And you must have installed the latest Trados service pack (SR1). Importing also works fine, even if the export SDLXLIFF file was translated in OmegaT, WFP3, WFP6 or MemoQ. I'm not sure if one can install this plugin with a trial version of Trados.


[Edited at 2021-02-20 11:53 GMT]


Stepan Konev
 

adrianrff
Venezuela
angol - spanyol
TÉMAINDÍTÓ
We'll give it a try Feb 23

Samuel Murray wrote:


This may not be useful to you, but: Trados does show the font colour from PPTX files. And then you can use the "Advanced Display Filter 2.0" (which is either built-in or is a free plugin) to filter segments that contain that particular colour, and then lock all other segments. Then translate the SDLXLIFF files in MemoQ, I suppose.



Thank you, Samuel, and all. I'll give this a look. It's not ideal in our case, as we only have a couple of Trados licenses for almost 20 PMs, but I'll see what I can do.


 


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