HELP! MS Visual Basic Run-Time Error "5" Invalid procedure call or argument
Thread poster: Silvina Jover-Cirillo

Silvina Jover-Cirillo
United States
Local time: 08:53
English to Spanish
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Aug 7, 2005


Well, my THIRD time using Trados 7 and I'm already having problems.

I was translating withouth any problems and the program got stuck in a segment. I CAN NOT do anything.
And, with certain commands, I get the Microsoft Visual Basic Run-Time Error 5 Invalid Procedure Call or Argument.

HEEEELP! What is this?

I REALLY appreciate all your help!!!!!


So, I found the following at the Trados support website:

I can't make it work.

Does anybody have ANY idea what's this error all about?

[Edited at 2005-08-07 01:17]



This is going to sound kinda of silly.

After following step by step the instructions given in the Trados Support Site (please, follow the link above), nothing happened.

After hours of pressing every single button, I found a Trados function (which wasn't shown in the toolbar in Word) that says "Fix Document".
Well, that simple thing was the answer to my prayers!

So far, so good.

I haven't tried (yet) restoring the templates into Word. I will let you guys know how that went.

I know nobody gave an answer, but I guess this post is going to be a nice reference for other people!


[Edited at 2005-08-07 03:18]

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Cecilie Brauer  Identity Verified
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THANK YOU!! May 16, 2009

Reading your post just savd me! I had the exact same issue, and was in a state of panic!! THANK YOU!!!


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Shouguang Cao
Local time: 20:53
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Here you go Aug 8, 2009

Here is a wonderful program that can automatically repair this problem.

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Pedro Castro  Identity Verified
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Found both contributions at the same time Apr 22, 2012

Silvina and Dallas,

Hello. I had a big headache with this issue. Silvina's finding worked just fine. Thanx, Silvina!

Dallas, the program that you kindly offer is not available on your site for some reason. I found a copy on a Russian site. Much appreciated!

I wish you both the best of luck


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Ellis Jongsma  Identity Verified
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English to Dutch
Thanks! Sep 26, 2013

Thank you, it still works in 2013!

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