Trados not working: -{}-
Thread poster: Kerstin Roland

Kerstin Roland  Identity Verified
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Jun 24, 2006

I bought the new Trados Freelance 7 beginning of the year and have been working with it relatively successfully. I'm usually able to locate answers to any problems I encounter.
I just ran into a problem, however, that I had no hits for.

I received a couple of Word files that appear relatively similar for a change. I have translated the first one successfully with Trados. Today I tried to use it on the other files and it is working with neither. All I get when I click the "open/get" icon is this: -{}-.
I have unclicked the "hidden text" box, to no avail.

I did notice however that some functions seem to be blocked, such as the track changes function, and the "field codes" box in options/view is checked, but grayed out.

Any suggestions on how I can get Trados to work? I am using Word 2000.

Thank you in advance for any input!
Kerstin


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Moving the topic... Jun 24, 2006

...to SDL Trados Support - please use this forum to post topics related to SDL and/or Trados.

Can you please indicate which version you're using (full version number including the 'build number', please - go to Help - About... to find out)?

There are several possible causes, and several potential workarounds/solutions. You may want to search this forum (as well as the TW_users forum on Yahoogroups) for "curly brackets".

Best regards,
Ralf


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Kerstin Roland  Identity Verified
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Version Info Jun 24, 2006

Thank you your reply, Ralf.
The information is:
Windows XP Home Edition
5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600

Thank you also for the other information. I'll look around there.

Kind regards,
Kerstin


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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*Trados* version Jun 24, 2006

Hi again,
Kerstin Roland wrote:

Thank you your reply, Ralf.
The information is:
Windows XP Home Edition
5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600


I was looking for your Trados version, actually...


Best, Ralf


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Kerstin Roland  Identity Verified
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Trados Version Info Jun 24, 2006

The Trados info is:
SDL Trados Translator's Workbench 7.1.0.719 - (Build 719)

Sorry for the earlier omission!

Kind regards,
Kerstin


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Kerstin Roland  Identity Verified
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Answer to Problem found? Jun 24, 2006

I believe by going through the "curly brackets" links I have found the answer to my problem and I just confirmed it on the documents. The first one seems to have been unprotected, while the others are password protected.

Looks like I have to do them the only-fashioned way - typing - since they are due on Monday.

Thank you for your help!

Kind regards,
Kerstin


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Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
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Or try SDLX :) Jun 26, 2006

Kerstin Roland wrote:

I believe by going through the "curly brackets" links I have found the answer to my problem and I just confirmed it on the documents. The first one seems to have been unprotected, while the others are password protected.

Looks like I have to do them the only-fashioned way - typing - since they are due on Monday.

Thank you for your help!

Kind regards,
Kerstin


Or try the SDLX part of the SDL suite. No curly brackets there. Password protection of a DOC can be removed by opening it and saving again as DOC with OpenOffice Writer.

Piotr


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Kerstin Roland  Identity Verified
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Other Options Jun 26, 2006

Thank you very much for the additional options, Piotr.
I'll definitely try them so that I'm prepared for next time.

I have not had the time to look into SDLX yet but have been hearing that it is more user-friendly.

It also looks like OpenOffice Writer has some other benefits I can use (creating PDFs etc.) so I'll explore this route as well.

Kind regards,
Kerstin


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