I can't save target file in Trados Studio 2009
Thread poster: Eileen Brophy

Eileen Brophy  Identity Verified
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Nov 12, 2011

Can anyone tell me how to save a target file in 2009, I translated a word doc that had been converted from a PDF file and when I tried to save the target file, it keep telling me that there was an error.

This is the message I got on the error note from SDL:
- Length cannot be less than zero. Parameter name: length - System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException, mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089 length Sdl.FileTypeSupport.Filters.Word

It is a lot longer but I don't think I should post it all on here.

I'd appreciate any help as I have to deliver the translation and can't because I can't produce the target text and my client doesn't know how to save the target test either.

Thank you very much for your help.

Eileen


 

hhl
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English to German
Is the translation "verified"? Nov 13, 2011

Hi Eileen, whenever that happens to me, the first step is to verify the segments (may be some tags are missing, causing the problem).
Tools > Verify (or, if you didn't change the shortcuts: F8)

Just an idea, you may already have completed this step.


 
Try converting your doc Nov 13, 2011

Sometimes this does the trick:

1) Open your doc in Word
2) Save it as a RTF file
3) Load your RTF file in Trados
4) Pre-translate it with your existing TM
5) do Save target as... for the bilingual RTF


Doc from PDFc onversion often contains hidden tags that Trados has difficulties in dealing with. Converting the doc to RTF gets rid of the tags.


 

Eileen Brophy  Identity Verified
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I have tried both suggestions but no luck :-0(( Nov 13, 2011

Thank you both for your suggestions but it seems that I may need an online intervention by the SDL experts themselves.
I will wait and see it they can help me tomorrow, it may well be a problem with the programme itself and not just the doc.

Thanks anyway for your time. I really do appreciate it.


 

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Can we see the files? Nov 13, 2011

Hello Eileen,

If you can send me your translated sdlxliff and your original source I'll be happy to take a look for you?

Regards

Paul
pfilkin@sdl.com


 

Eileen Brophy  Identity Verified
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Send it to you? Nov 13, 2011

Do you want me to send it to your email address Paul?
You will save my life!!


 

Eileen Brophy  Identity Verified
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Problem resolved Nov 13, 2011

Well folks, I can't say what exactly was the problem, but the help given to my Paul was exactly what I needed.

I think it may have been the conversion of the Word file from PDF but Paul may well explain that better than I have.

Another thing too, is my need for more knowledge about how to use Trados CAT Tools, but that is a dream at present as I need the money for other things, like food and a flight home to visit my sister who has cancer and my mother with Alzheimer's (what a scenario!!)

Anyway Paul has been a great help to me and am sure he will be to others too as he seems to enjoy what he does too. :-0))


 


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