Extracting embedded objects from DOCX files

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Many translation environment tools such as SDL Trados Studio, memoQ or OmegaT need “help” to translate embedded objects in Microsoft Office documents such as DOCX, PPTX or XLSX files. This demonstration shows an easy way to access embedded content for translation. More information can be found in my related blog article:

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6 thoughts on “Extracting embedded objects from DOCX files


    (March 15, 2019 - 6:17 am)

    Awesome, I didn't know you could do this to pull embedded files out of word documents. I had some that were corrupted recently and while this didn't fix them I was at least able to pull them out.

    GUATEMAX Animations

    (March 15, 2019 - 6:17 am)

    hello sir, my file when i make a .zip and extracts, it does not extract embedded objects and keeps the same one DOCX file, help!


    (March 15, 2019 - 6:17 am)

    Thank you so much. You wouldn't believe how much effort you saved for me.


    (March 15, 2019 - 6:17 am)

    Thanks! that was very useful & cool to know!


    (March 15, 2019 - 6:17 am)

    thx a lot for sharing. I did the same exercise however some of the objects were pdf files. Those were not extracted properly. In the Embeddings folder they were called "oleObject1.bin" for instance. Any idea how to extract pdf files out of word? Thx so much.

    Kevin Lossner

    (March 15, 2019 - 6:17 am)

    You are welcome, Eva. There are a number of other things which can be extracted from files like this, including bitmap graphics. I have a number of articles on the Translation Tribulations blog about that, including ab overview post and one about embedded charts. Some CAT tools handle some of these elements, but at the current time none handles all of them. So it's good to know how to get at the "raw data"!

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