SDL Trados Studio 2011 with SP2: Unable to open word documents with tracked changes activated
Thread poster: Mercedes Alonso Negre

Mercedes Alonso Negre
English to Spanish
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Oct 2, 2012

Dear all,
I have SDL Trados Studio 2011 with SP2 and I am trying to open a word document with the tracked changes enabled, but I get the error that I should accept all changes before proceeding.

With SP2 I should be able to open documents with tracked changes enabled. How should I proceed?

Thank you so much in advance for your help.

Kind regards,


Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Member (2010)
Spanish to English
How to open docs with TC Oct 2, 2012

You need to enable it here:
Tools>Options>File Types>Microsoft Word 2007-2010>Common and select “Display pending changes” under Track changes extraction mode.

Note that the file has to be .docx format.

If you want to learn more about using Word Track Changes in Studio, you might like to read my blog article called Track changes in SDL Trados Studio 2011 SP2.



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