Unusable Power Point target file generated from SDL Trados Studio after using the PresentationML v. 1 filter
000009808|5/9/2019 3:01 PM
SDL Trados Studio
Using the latest Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-2016 (PresentationML v. 1) filter generates the target file without any error message but, when you try to open it, you receive the following messages:
PowerPoint found a problem with content in YourTargetFileName.pptx. PowerPoint can attempt to repair the presentation.
If you trust the source of this presentation, click Repair.
After you click Repair, you receive the following message:
PowerPoint couldn't read some content inYourTargetFileName.pptx. [Repaired] and removed it. Please check your presentation to see if the rest of it looks ok.
During the creation of the target file some content of the PPTX file becomes unusable and won't be displayed in the target file even if you select to Repair it when you are prompted to do this. This is a known defect which affects the latest Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-2016 (PresentationML v. 1) filter in SDL Trados Studio 2017 and also 2019 versions and it has been forwarded to our development to be investigated and fixed: CRQ-13976.
Until the above mentioned defect will be fixed and introduced in a live version of a future update, please apply the below workaround:
Recreate the project using the previous Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-2013 (PowerPoint 2007 v.220.127.116.11).
Open SDL Trados Studio and go to File > Options > File Types and, on the right-hand side list, disable the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-2016 filter and make sure the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-2013 filter is enabled. Confirm this setting by clicking on the OK button.
Import your PPTX source file again for translation by either selecting Create new project or Translate as single document.
If you have a translation memory that was used for the previous translation and you have updated it with the new segments, use it for this one as well.
In order to import your previous translated segments into this new one, you can either use the Pre-translate or Perfect Match batch task or both.
Save a new target file (Save Target As / Shift+F12) and open it.
Note that, the segmentation in the new bilingual (.sdlxliff) file may be slightly different as compared to the previous one. This is because of the different file type used. Applying the Pre-translate or Perfect Match might not result in the same percentage of translated and confirmed segments as in the original bilingual file.