SDL Passolo Essential 2011 SP9 & .tbulic* Files
Thread poster: Bernard Lieber

Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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May 12, 2014

.tbulic* files are listed but can't be loaded? Any reason for it?




Achim Herrmann
Local time: 11:31
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Please use the Translator Edition May 26, 2014


A TBULIC* file is a translation bundle (package) exported from the Team Edition or the Collaboration Edition. Use the free Translator Edition ( to edit and translate them.

SDL Passolo Essential is a full version shipped with SDL Trados Studio that can parse some software files but is limited in the supported files types and it has a reduced translation productivity feature set.

The free Translator Edition has the productivity feature set from the fully licensed version, and offers all the interfaces to other SDL products.

BTW: Where is it stated that Essential is supprting TBULIC* files?

Achim Herrmann
SDL Passolo Business Consultant


Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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*tbulic* Files May 26, 2014

are listed under Files Types - normally when a file type is listed in a dropdown list, it can be opened.




Polina Diasakou
Local time: 12:31
English to Greek
Export of tbulic files Jan 9, 2015

Hello Achim,

I read your post about export of tbulic files from Passolo Team and I thought you could help me.

My question is, could I export tbulic files from Passolo Team 2009 and then open it for translation with SDL Passolo Translator 2011? If yes, how can I do that, I mean the export?

I would really appreciate it if you could help me as soon as possible.

Kind regards
Polina Diasakou


Achim Herrmann
Local time: 11:31
English to German
Please use the corresponding Translator Edition Jan 14, 2015

Hello Polina,

No, bundles exported from SDL Passolo 2009 Team Edition can't be opened with the 2011 Translator Edition. As project data strcutures are different the 2011 Translator Edition refuses to open an older bundle. You can install both 2009 and 2011 Translator Editions on one system. They don't interfer with each other.

The old 2009 Translator Edition can be downloaded from

Best Regards
Achim Herrmann, SDL Passolo Business Consultant


Sakshi Garg
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Member (2014)
French to English
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Error 0208 Dec 14, 2016


I want to open .TBULIC15 file in Passolo 2015 Profession Edition but I am getting an error code 0208. Could you please help me what does it mean and how can I open this file?

Thank you in advance!



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