Unexpected token
Thread poster: David Howard

David Howard  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:08
French to English
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Mar 28, 2013

Hi all,

I'm translating an IDML file and when I attempt to generate the target translation, I get the following error message:

"% is an unexpected token. The expected token is ";" line 1, position 4507"

I've never seen this before and can't find a solution (I've tried using the TM to translate the file again, but in vain). Is this a Trados problem or an InDesign problem?

Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.


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Charlotte Farrell  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:08
Member (2013)
German to English
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I can't help, but... Apr 1, 2013

... I got the same warning when something went wrong with my project on Trados yesterday. It wouldn't let me open the project due to that error and I had to start a new project.

Can you copy the source text as target text or will it not let you do anything at all?

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