Opening .xls files failed
Thread poster: zuziqua

zuziqua
Local time: 02:40
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?
Thank you.


 

avsie (X)  Identity Verified
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Help us help you... Feb 2, 2010

What versions of...

- Trados
- Excel

...do you use?


 

zuziqua
Local time: 02:40
TOPIC STARTER
Version Feb 2, 2010

I have Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Trados 7.

 

avsie (X)  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 The filters of your Trados version are outdated and cannot handle the new format.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.


 

zuziqua
Local time: 02:40
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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?
Thank you.


 

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.


 

avsie (X)  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?


 

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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