Error: The given key was not present in the dictionary
Thread poster: YukoShiino

YukoShiino  Identity Verified
United States
Member (2010)
English to Japanese
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Apr 7, 2013

I need help. I try to open the new file to start translating by SDL trados.
When I try to open the new source file, I get an error message: The given key was not present in the dictionary.
What does this mean?
Thank you in advance.


Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Finnish to French
Tentative solutions from old thread Apr 7, 2013

You didn't say what format your source file was, but I assume it was an MS Office file. The following thread has a few solutions to that problem:


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