Is there a way to set up a PowerPoint project in CT and have only the slide contents load and not all the comments, presenter's this-and-thats, template data, etc. included?
I've got a request for a rush project and have just set this up to find all manner of extraneous junk included that I need to have left out so I can quote and finish this as quickly as possible.
Mark what you want to see.
More notes than translatable text: mark the text.
More text than notes: mark the notes.
Use a unique string to mark the text, e.g. AAPje.
Import the project.
Filter on AApje.
That is: Open the file in PP and precede every translatable string with AAPje.
Can't you simply skip the notes, comments, etc. during translation in CT and translate only slides' contents in CT?
Well, I may be writing too late, but ...
How about first importing a PowerPoint file into Wordfast Pro 3 and translating its txml file with CT, and exporting the translated document from WFP? WFP can import the slides only.
Like CT's trial version, the demo (free) version of WFP has no limits to the document size to be imported and has no trial period, if I'm not mistaken (WFP product brief says "Wordfast offers a full-featured demo version that runs without a paid license for translation memories of up to 500 translation units, making it possible to try Wordfast Pro on actual translation projects before you decide to purchase.")
I think this is worth trying.