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Help! Green boxes have hijacked my screen
Thread poster: Karin Walker
Karin Walker  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:02
German to English
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Feb 24, 2005

Hi there,
All I did was make a heading bold (in an active segment) - and suddenly the document was flooded by green boxes. I can still work as normal, opening one segment after another, but most of the text is now segmented into big green blocks. As this is rather a long text, I am concerned that the clean-up will ruin the whole document.
Is there a fix for this? Most grateful for any help.

PS Trados 6.5 Freelance WB

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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:02
English to Spanish
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not an expert in styles but.... Feb 24, 2005

Hi Karin,

It seems to me that you have changed something that has updated the style automatically.

If you're working in Word check the style properties and adjust as necessary. You should also disable the automatic update of the style.

Hope this helps!

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United Kingdom
Local time: 20:02
English to Italian
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Tricks Feb 24, 2005

The client who tought me to use Trados years ago also told me two invaluable tricks in case something horrible happens:
- undo (and keep pressing UNDO until you reach the previous stage
- close the text without saving it. You will not lose your work because it will be in the memory and it will take only a few seconds to retranslate it.
It works in most cases for me (but I suppose too late for you... sorry)

Good luck

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