Problem with word docs!
Thread poster: Sophie Devidze

Sophie Devidze  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:55
English to Georgian
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Jul 4, 2012

I've got a problem with word docs, when I open saved file another blank word document open simultaneously with that, I'm just closing it. But the problem is that when I sent the translation to the agency they encountered the same problem. Two days ago I installed Trados - as I'm completely new to it I think I have done something wrong!
Any help would be appreciated!!!

[Edited at 2012-07-04 16:01 GMT]


Alina - Maria Chiteala  Identity Verified
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English to Romanian
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Trados Jul 5, 2012

Actually, I cannot say that only you have an issue here. I get normal.dotm problems all the time when I use Trados, but my clients do not have problems with docs that I send to them. That is the strange part in your case.


Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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Try the following Jul 5, 2012

There may be a problem already in the source file. Therefore, I suggest that you try the following:
1. Open MS Word
2. Click on the "Open" button
3. Browse to the source file, but don't open it by double-clicking the file icon
4. Instead, click the small arrow in the "Open" button in the bottom-right part of the dialog box
5. Select "Open & Repair"
6. Save the repaired file as two different versions of Word
7. Use your updated translation memory to re-translate the new source files
8. See if the problem persists.

I hope this helps?


Sophie Devidze  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:55
English to Georgian
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Thanks! Jul 7, 2012

The recipient received the next files normally, but I still have this problem.
Thank you for trying to help me! I will try Stanislav's instructions.


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