[Trados 2011] Trados 2011 recognises some .doc and .docx as Bilingual Workbench
Thread poster: Jacek Mikrut

Jacek Mikrut
Local time: 20:58
Oct 25, 2011

I tried to open a .docx filr teday and Trados Studio 2011 opened it as a bilingual workbench file, hence I can't do anything with it. Converting it to .doc didn't help at all. Any ideas?



Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:58
Member (2003)
Polish to German
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Remove the tw4win.mark style in Word Oct 25, 2011

or change the setting for the corresponding file type to "Process files with tw4WinMark style" (in Common).


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:58
KB Oct 25, 2011

Hi Jacek,

This usually means your document is a bit "dirty" and still contains tw4winmark for whatever reason.

The solution is the same as this KB article: http://kb.sdl.com/article.aspx?article=3874&p=1

Best Regards,


Jacek Mikrut
Local time: 20:58
Worked! Oct 25, 2011

Thank you!


Local time: 20:58
Croatian to German
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Tried it.. Oct 30, 2011

without any result. Opening *.docx files behaves in the very strange despite my doing it according to the SDL instructions. Am I doing something wrong or is it maybe due to my system (Windows 7 64-bit, Office 2010)?



United Kingdom
Local time: 19:58
French to English
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workaround for alignment purposes Jul 22, 2015

I had this problem in Studio 2015 when trying to align a Word file that looked clean in Word (Find and replace found no instance of the style).
I re-saved the problematic target language file as an RTF and aligned that successfully.


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