| Uninstall/clean it all and install just Trados 2007 || Sep 9, 2007 |
When such things happen, IMHO, you'd be better off doing the installation from scratch AFTER cleaning up your PC from all Trados AND Office files. No use trying to update .Net Framework, Visual C++ runtime, Office fixes, whatever. You'll end frustrated, mad at the software, lagging behind your job schedule.
I agree with people using Office 2003 instead of Office 2007 because of Trados 2007 performance with the latter, but I really don't think why one should use Trados 2006 AND Trados 2007. Keep Office 2003 AND Trados 2007.
I really suggest you to do that: start from scratch. I mean getting rid of all things Trados AND Office:
-make a backup of your files, documents (DOCs, TTXs, etc.);
-uninstall Trados and MS Office. Uninstall them COMPLETELY;
-find all Trados and Office-related folders and delete them too (they are in Common Files, Application Data, etc,.), because there are configuration files, DOT files, etc. that could be used by the next, clean installation, BUT BACK THEM UP;
-restart the PC;
-install MS Office 2003. Apply all updates via MS Update;
-restart the machine (using Vista would not be necessary, but in XP you never know...);
-disable you security application (AV, etc., not absolutely needed, but worth it);
-install SDL 2007 fully and register its components ("Register SDL Trados 2007" in the Start/ProgramFiles/SDL...." to register the objects in the Operational System);
-install SDLX and Sinergy if you want them;
-restart the PC and activate your Security appp (A/V, whatever).
Your system should be working OK now. IF IT IS NOT, your PC Operational System probably have had some of its system files altered by the early installations. The problem is that MS Office is HIGHLY integrated in the operational system, and Trados interface with Office may have messed up some files, causing problems that only surface when you run Trados/Office. If this is the case, you'll spend less time reinstalling your system than fighting with VBXs, DLLs, OCXs, whatever.
Trados 2007 and Office 2003 is a great combination.
[Edited at 2007-09-09 15:22]
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