Hide/Show trouble with WORD 2003 and Trados 7
Thread poster: xxxHikonishi

xxxHikonishi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:41
English to Japanese
Apr 18, 2006

I have a trouble with Trados 7 and Word 2003. I cannot hide source text on any Word files. This trouble suddenly happened this morning. I think that the trouble is relating to a setting in word or trados, but I cannot solve it by myself. Please advise.


Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:41
English to German
+ ...
Moving the topic... Apr 18, 2006

...to SDL Trados Support - please use this forum to post topics related to SDL and/or Trados.

Have you checked your settings in Word (Tools - Options - Display - Formatting characters)? Only "All" should be checked in order to toggle using the Show/Hide button.

HTH, Ralf


Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
Member (2006)
French to Hindi
+ ...
Hide / Show Trouble Apr 19, 2006

Recently I had a similar proble with Wordfast and word...try and check keyboard shortcuts in Tools > Customize and look for Show/ Hide all...
Actually, one particular keyboard shortcut for a French word ç was same as the one for show/hide all in wordfast... all I had to do was to change the wordfast shortcut to an impossible oneicon_wink.gif and ...
Maybe there's some similar problem with Trados...
Check it out
best of luck


xxxHikonishi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:41
English to Japanese
Problem relating relating Word, Not Trados Apr 20, 2006

Thank you for comments. It seems that the problem is relating Word itself.

Tools menu,>click Options>View tab.>Under Formatting Marks

>either check or clear the Hidden Text check box.

I tried "clear Hidden text", and solved the proble.
I do not know the original setting, but now Nothing in Formatting Marks.



To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Hide/Show trouble with WORD 2003 and Trados 7

Advanced search

CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »
Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »

  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search