Anybody still using Trados 2007? Problem with curly brackets popping up...
Thread poster: Fabio Descalzi

Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:26
Member (2004)
German to Spanish
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Feb 8, 2017

Hi there. Here comes a user of SDL Trados 2007 Workbench in trouble.

Yeah, I also use Trados Studio 2014, but for practical reasons I prefer to go on using the old Workbench. Which reasons? Well, a very long DOC file, full of terribly formatted paragraphs. By using the old Workbench you still have the possibility of editing paragraph-by-paragraph while at the same time translating segment by segment.

And here comes the problem, with a screenshot for you to understand:

This happens when pressing "Next" or whatever button to go on with the next segment. And this is very embarrassing, hyphen + curly brackets + hyphen. You have to solve this every time it happens, as it does not allow you to go on.

Any idea...?


Local time: 14:26
Member (2015)
English to Portuguese
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I don't use it anymore, but Feb 8, 2017

Did you try this?
And check the problem also here:{}_mark.html
Good luck!


Eduardo García Soñanes
Local time: 08:26
English to Spanish
Paragraph end mark in your Word files Feb 8, 2017

Fabio, the problem most probably is due to the lack of a paragraph end mark at the end of each paragraph in your Word file. You can do the following.

- Open your Word file.
- Go to Word Options > Display. Check Paragraph marks.
- Go to the end of each paragraph in your document. You should see a paragraph mark (¶). If it's missing, you will need to hit enter. You might need to replace the existing ending of the paragraph, for example ·········· .
- Save your word file.
- Launch Workbench and retry your translation.

Hope this helps!
Eduardo García


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