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Password-protected Word files

I've just noticed that CafeTran doesn't import password-protected Word files, and no setting exists to make this possible, if I am not mistaken. To import such type of files one has to remove the password protection first.

Would this qualify for an official request to provide CafeTran with the ability to pop-up  a password-input window during the import process?  

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Probably this topic is of nobody's interest, me think. The workaround that I found is removing the encryption from the Word file before import and re-applying it after export. No big deal, but it's not very practical in my opinion.

Mario, I'll add a note in the reference documents (file formats) that password-protected office documents are not supported.

I don't know if its trivial to have CafeTran ask for the password to unlock the file and import its contents.

Maybe the program can at least produce a warning that "The file you are trying to import is password-protected. Please remove the protection in the original application and import it again".

Igor, would you please give higher priority to making CTE request the password upon opening password-protected documents? Having to delete it and then remember to add it again after translation is not really viable.


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This morning I needed to start an urgent job, but despite many attempts and PC reboots CTE wouldn't import the file (a simple Word file). No messages were displayed, but after an hour of imprecations because time was running out I realized the reason: the file was password-protect.

OK, I understand that it may be difficult for CTE to handle this type of files, I will ask no more. But, would at least be possible to have a dialog box displayed that warns the user when he tries to import password-protected files? 


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