Trados 5.5 and Excel 2002 - unable to open file
Thread poster: Joanne Parker

Joanne Parker  Identity Verified
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Jan 2, 2003

Hello,

I am trying to translate an Excel file using Trados 5.5 but each time it displays the error \"unable to open file filename.xls\". I don\'t know why this is and I can open up the file perfectly in Excel, so it\'s not corrupt.



I\'ve searched on trados.com and can\'t find any information. Does anyone know what I\'m doing wrong?



Thanks,



Joanne


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Alison Schwitzgebel
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Are you using T-Window? Jan 2, 2003

As far as I know, you can\'t translate Excel files using \"just\" Trados - you have to use the T-Window for Excel function.



This T-Window is not particularly intuitive , and you have to create a project first before you can actually translate your file.



That means - File: New; Project File: just create a file in the relevant folder; Project settings: enter the path for the file you want to translate....



HTH



Alison


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Joanne Parker  Identity Verified
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Thanks very much Jan 3, 2003

Thanks Alison,



That\'s exactly where I was going wrong. This is the first time I\'ve used this.



Happy New Year!



Joanne


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