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SDL Trados Studio 2014 SP2 pretranslate get stuck at 95%
Thread poster: Paolo Troiani

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Dec 3, 2015


I am sorry if this topic has been discussed before, but I made some research and did not find anything similar.

I have one source PDF file, 1.8 MB. It is not very heavy but with it has 71 pages with lots of graphs and figures, especially in the last part.
When I pretranslate with a very reliable TM, which is created with translations of similar documents, it gets stuck at 95% and does not move further.

I even left PC working all night to test it!

I use the following settings in the pretranslate function:
1) Minimum match value = 80
2) Overwrite existing translation if better match found
3) After applying translation:" confirm 100% matches" and "confirm context matches"
4) When no match found: "leave target segment empty"

Thing is that if I export the PDF in txt, pretranslation works, but still veeery slowly.
Moreover, as you can imagine, I cannot really work with this source format because figures and graphs are parsed everywhere.

Is it just a matter of layout or weight in the source document or Is there any setting I can change to solve this problem?

Moving forward in the project I realized that if I add one more similar file (same source language, same format, nearly same lenght) even the batch processing functions, after having performed "convert to transatable format" and "copy t target language" get stuck at 95% of the file and leave uncomplete the following three steps : "apply perfect match" - "pretranslate files" - "Analyze file"

Thanks in advance for your help

[Edited at 2015-12-04 00:38 GMT]


Paolo Troiani  Identity Verified
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Again, SDL Studio 2014 gets stuck and does not upload file Mar 8, 2016

Once again, SDL Trados Studio, when uploading one single PDF file (this time only 2 MB) does not perform any batch task.
What is more annoying is that I cannot even convert the file into translatable format, so I am obliged to work without SDL!!

Still no help on this?


Paolo Troiani


United Kingdom
Local time: 15:41
SDL Studio 2014 gets stuck and does not upload file Mar 9, 2016

Hi Paolo,

Please take a look at the the following article written by Paul Filkin about Studio and PDF's files:

For further help please join our SDL Community at where
Professionals helping Professionals with all your SDL Studio questions and where, I am sure, you
will be able to find a solution for this issue.

Kind Regards,



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