Unable to open PowerPoint file / Excel file from TAG editor!
Thread poster: Cecilia Franetovich

Cecilia Franetovich  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:31
English to Spanish
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Mar 12, 2009

I am having trouble opening a .ppt file or .xls file from TAG Editor. The only format that seems to work well is the .doc format. The error message that I get is:

"Failed to create file parser Trados.Powerpoint.fileparser"

I had someone convert the file to a .txt format and send it over to me, it worked ok. I translated some segments and tried to save the target file (.ppt format), and I got the following error:

Failed to create component Trados.Powerpoint.paragraphidentifier"

Any ideas why this could be happening?
I must tell you that I have Windows Vista... could this be the reason?

This seems to happen with xls files as well.

Any help will be appreciated!!! thanks!


Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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Everything is possible if you try... Mar 13, 2009

Since you have Vista I assume you have Office 2007... Try saving the PPT-file in some older version, e.g. 2003 or 2000... It should work.


Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 08:31
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Proceed as suggested by Sergei... Mar 13, 2009

...but if it doesn't work, you might want to try downloading the latest filter patches from talisma.sdl.com.


Cecilia Franetovich  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:31
English to Spanish
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Thank you Sergei and Stanislav! Mar 13, 2009

Thank you Sergei and Stanislav!
I have Office 2003, I specifically changed the Office versios due to several incompatibilities...

So I am left with Stanislav suggestion now, I'll try downloading the patch....

Thank you!


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