Opening .xls files failed
Thread poster: zuziqua
zuziqua
Local time: 02:50
Feb 2, 2010

I am proofreading files in Trados Tag Editor. If I want to open an .xls (Excel) file, it shows a message "Failed to create file parser for plugin file format" and it doesn´t open. I have Excel installed in my computer, but it was installed later than Trados. Can this be the problem? How can I make it work?
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avsie  Identity Verified
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Help us help you... Feb 2, 2010

What versions of...

- Trados
- Excel

...do you use?


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zuziqua
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Version Feb 2, 2010

I have Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Trados 7.

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avsie  Identity Verified
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Not compatible Feb 3, 2010

If by Trados 7 you mean Trados 7.x (and not SDL Trados 2007), AFAIK the Office 2007 suite isn't compatible. The filters of your Trados version are outdated and cannot handle the new format.

I think your options are to either downgrade your Office version or upgrade your Trados version.


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zuziqua
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Downgrading Feb 9, 2010

Yes, I found out that my version of Trados supports only Office 2000 - Office 2003. If I install one of these versions of Office, do I have to uninstall the original one?
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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Not necessary Feb 9, 2010

Hi "zuziqua",
all you need to do is to save the XLS2007 as XLS2003 and open that in TagEditor. No need to downgrade your Office.


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avsie  Identity Verified
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Does it really work? Feb 10, 2010

I know about saving as 97-2003, but for example with Studio at the moment I cannot process any Excel 2003 files because I have Office 2007 installed.

Does it work in previous versions?


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zuziqua
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Why it works with Word Feb 10, 2010

No, it does not work if I only save it as 97-2003. However, strange is that with Word files it works and it is also Word 2007...

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