TagEditor won´t open Excel file
Thread poster: Daniel Meier

Daniel Meier  Identity Verified
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Sep 6, 2009

After I switched to a new computer (laptop running Vista), uninstalled Office 2007, installed Office 2003 and then SDL Trados 2007.
When trying to open an Excel file in TagEditor, I get the error message:
"80005: Connection with server application error: Exception from HRESULT: 0x800AC472"
and the file will not open in TagEditor. Instead Excel launches (it does not open the file) and asks me to accept the License Agreement; actually Excel and Word ask me to accept the Lincense Agreement every time I launch these programs, although I already have activated my license online.
I can open, translate and clean-up Word files without any problem.
I did not find anything in the Trados knowledge base nor on MS Office Online, so I am posting my question here. Maybe someone has encountered a similar problem.
Maybe it has something to do with uninstalling Office 2007 (which was actually just a preinstalled trial version) and Excel asking to accept the EULA everytime it launches.
Now I am quite clueless and would appreciate any hints on how to proceed.
Many thanks
Daniel Meier


sivtufte  Identity Verified
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Why not just work in exel? Sep 6, 2009

You can work it just running Translators Workbench too. I just open TW, add TM and open the file as Exel.
I see that my answer may be confusing. What I ment to say is - you don't need to go by TagEditor at all. All you need is the TM - as both Word and Exel will open segments just fine once TW is up and running.

[Edited at 2009-09-06 19:02 GMT]


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