can't open new segment
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Sp and Fr to En  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Oct 12, 2007

Hello,
Trados Workbench 2006, Word 2003, Windows XP.
I've got half way through the document, and when I try and open a new segment, I can't. It just highlights the next letter.
Please help if you can!
Regards,

Carlos.


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elicat
Local time: 14:57
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any missing/erased code? Oct 13, 2007

Did you check if any code is missing before the Translation Unit you cannot open? You should have {0> (hidden characters) at the beginning of the unit to be translated. If any of these characters is missing, the TU will not open. In this case, you should have an error message in the low bar of Workbench. If this is the problem, to fix it I usually delete the whole file, get the copy source file (hope you saved a copy of the source file) and quickly translate it with the Translate to Fuzzy. Otherwise, you could try to copy the missing code from another safe Translation Unit and paste it at the beginning of the damaged unit.

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Sp and Fr to En  Identity Verified
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Can't CREATE a NEW segment Oct 13, 2007

Thanks for replying,
Sorry, I should have said that I am having difficulty CREATING a NEW segment. It is just text in word, so there is no "{0>". When I click on "Open/Get", all that happens is that the next letter gets highlighted, and there is no error message in Trados.


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elicat
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no idea...sorry Oct 13, 2007

I see. This never occurred to me, but I see that someone else had a similar problem:
http://www.proz.com/topic/68356
http://www.proz.com/topic/78023
Unfortunately no solution is given in these topics...
Sorry, good luck


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Mónica Algazi  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 09:57
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
Fix document Oct 14, 2007

Have you tried the "FIX DOCUMENT" option in the tools bar?
Some people say it is "magical" because it somehow sorts ou the weirdest problems.

Good luck!

Mónica


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Xiangdong Zhuo
China
Local time: 20:57
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try this Oct 14, 2007

You may simply copy the whole texts of Word file to a new Word file.

This problem sometimes raised from a particular format on the segment. Sometimes there is no clue anyway.


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