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

Cecilia Franetovich  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 10:18
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!


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 16:18
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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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.

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 15:18
English to Czech
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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.

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Cecilia Franetovich  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 10:18
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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