Unable to re-open segments
Thread poster: Patricia Will

Patricia Will  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:50
Member (2004)
German to English
Oct 27, 2008

Hello all you trados users. I had a very strange problem with a word
document last week. The original text still had the markup comments
on it (ie. delete... etc.). I switched off "track changes" as
instructed but had trouble opening certain segments. I was able to
open the segments but then I couldn't open them again for editing.
Tried all sorts of things like copying the document into a new word
document, accepting all the changes etc. but I still couldn't edit the
document properly. As it was only a short document I then just gave
up on using trados. Has anyone come across this problem before.

I have been using trados for about four years now but do not regard
myself as an expert. Using Trados 7.

Thanks and regards
Patricia Will

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Peter Linton  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:50
Member (2002)
Swedish to English
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Sledgehammer approach Oct 27, 2008

One solution, if all else fails, is to copy the text to WordPad and back into a new Word doc.
Or the real sledgehammer approach -- copy to Notepad and back. You will lose formatting, but that is easy to restore.

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Patricia Will  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:50
Member (2004)
German to English
Unable to re-open segments Oct 27, 2008

Thanks Peter, I will try that if it happens again!


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psilvau  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:50
English to Spanish
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Markups Oct 27, 2008

Did you try by de/activating the Markups option in Word? It is under the View options of the Main Tool bar.

Good Luck!

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