9 Things to avoid before translating Word documents

Subject: 9 Things to avoid before translating Word documents
From: "Maxwell Hoffmann" <mhoffmann -at- globalizationpartners -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:56:26 -0800

Most of us work with Word, many in English only. Most members of this
list/group are probably "beyond" the issues covered in the two blogs I'm
sharing here. However, there are a lot of people "out there" who've never
read online Help in Word (or a book or website) to learn how to use styles

Am sharing these two blogs more for our team members off this list whom you
think may benefit. Simple little things are covered that can add unwanted
time/expense to Word based projects when they go into translation.

We've had a tremendous response to these blogs on LinkedIn and elsewhere.
I'd welcome any comments or unidentified issues that you think should be
covered in future sequels to these blogs:

(1) Four Things to Avoid Before Translating Word Documents

(2) 5 More Things to Avoid Before Translating Word Documents


"Changing the world, one page at a time."

Maxwell Hoffmann
Director, Multilingual Document Globalization Practice
Globalization Partners International (GPI)
Direct: +1 503-336-5952 Mobile: +1 503-805-3719 US Toll Free: 866-272-5874
Global Fax: +1 202-478-0956
Twitter: @GPITranslates @maxwellhoffmann


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