Cannot export back translation done in trados into Word
Thread poster: Anja Fulle

Anja Fulle  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:39
Member (2010)
English to German
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Mar 18, 2013

I am unable to retrieve my translation, everytime I try to "save targeet as", I am getting the following error message:
An error ocurred while converting fields back to MS Word. Possible field/s deletion"

I have already re-done all segments with tags in them (meaning, copied from source and re-inserted translation in correct spaces), but it didn´t do the trick - ideas anyone?
I need to deliver this translation within an hour and I really don´t know what else to do.
Thanks!

Anja


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:39
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In one hour... Mar 18, 2013

... not much time so maybe send me the sdlxliff and the original source file and I can take a look.

Regards

Paul
pfilkin@sdl.com


 

Anja Fulle  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:39
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THANKS PAUL! Mar 18, 2013

I have just emailed you both files, hopefully you can find the problem.
(I keep my fingers crossed)

Anja


 

Anja Fulle  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:39
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Problem solved! Mar 18, 2013

Thanks to Paul the problem got solved and I was able to deliver the translation!

 

Denise Phelps  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:39
Spanish to English
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Workaround Mar 19, 2013

This happened to me this morning. I don't understand the software enough to look for elegant solutions, so this is what I did:

- made sure everything was saved to TM
- opened the source file in word
- renamed the source file and saved as rtf
- opened new rtf source file in Trados and pretranslated from TM
- saved new Trados file to target (it worked)
- opened target file (now in rtf) and saved as word doc

It's a messy solution, but it works and only took about 10 minutes.


 

Jillian Pandor
United States
Local time: 00:39
Spanish to English
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THANK YOU!! Jul 15, 2013

Hi Denise!

I just found your post and wanted to let you know that you saved my night!!

Thanks SOO much for posting this!

Jillian


 


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