Opening .doc files in memoQ
Thread poster: Sarka Lhotak

Sarka Lhotak  Identity Verified
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Nov 30, 2014

Hi all,

I have downloaded a trial version of memoQ2014. I am now learning to use it and have a problem opening .doc format documents. .docx and pdf open fine. The message I get is: This file is not a ZIP archive, or it is password-protected.

Thanks, Sarka


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Share the file Nov 30, 2014

You'd better share the file in question. Otherwise, it's hard to understand if the problem is about the file or the program. Anyway, is the file really .doc? Does it open in MS Word? Can you save it under another name and to another format?

 

Minh Nguyen  Identity Verified
Vietnam
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File extension Dec 1, 2014

Sarka Lhotak wrote:

Hi all,

I have downloaded a trial version of memoQ2014. I am now learning to use it and have a problem opening .doc format documents. .docx and pdf open fine. The message I get is: This file is not a ZIP archive, or it is password-protected.

Thanks, Sarka


Hi Sarka,

Normally this error indicates that the file you're trying to open in memoQ is a "*.doc" but somehow it has the "*.docx" extension.

You can change the file extension from "*.docx" to "*.doc" and see if this is the case. Or you just need to open the file is MS Word and save as another docx file.

Hope this helps.

Linh Dan


 

Vanessa Correa  Identity Verified
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I'm having the same problem over and over again Jun 28, 2015

...with Excel and Word files, normal .doc .xls files, not docx, created from scratch.

 

Shamien  Identity Verified
Finland
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Me too Aug 26, 2015

This is a constant problem for me with .doc files.

 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
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Save in other format Aug 26, 2015

I haven't had that problem, but many .doc/.docx problems can be solved by opening the document in Word and resaving in the other format.

 

Manuel Arcedillo
Spain
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Check the filter before importing Aug 26, 2015

That message appears when more for some reason memoQ uses the Word 2007, 2010 and 2013 filter instead of the "Microsoft Word filter" for .doc files. Try importing with options (not just importing) and check that the appropriate filter is applied. If what you are trying to import is an old Trados bilingual Word file, change it to "Bilingual DOC/RTF filter".

 

ahmadwadan.com  Identity Verified
Kuwait
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I got a solution Oct 3, 2016

Hello,

I got the same message error today with a trial version 2015:

This does not appear to be an Office 2007 or later file, or it is password-protected.

Solution:

Select (Import With Options)>>Microsoft Word Documents

From (Document Import Option) click (Change filter and configuration) then select (Aspose)>>OK

This really worked!

Regards

[Edited at 2016-10-03 13:48 GMT]


 


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