Studio 2009 error MIF file - Urgent
Thread poster: BobbyD

Local time: 11:39
Oct 12, 2010

Studio 2009 error MIF file - Urgent 09:13

I am seeing the following error when opening a FrameMaker9 mif in Trados Studio 2009:

"Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection. Parameter name:index."

I have seen this on other posts but relating to other files after translation but this is before any translation as I can't open the file.



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Local time: 12:39
Can we see your file? Oct 12, 2010

Hi Bobby,

If you can send your file to us,, then we can take a look at it for you.




Local time: 11:39
File has now been sent. Oct 13, 2010

Hi Paul

This file has now been sent to your email address.

Many Thanks


Local time: 11:39
Further Support Needed Please from SDL Oct 15, 2010

Hi Paul

You raised a support case on my behalf and I recived the following response:

"I think there was an underlying issue with the file. I opened in Framemaker 8 (not as structured) and resaved the MIF and it opens ok in Editor. Both Paul and I have tested. I have attached the file.

I hope this helps and I will now close this case.


I replied to this email and added your email the following but have yet to receive a response:

"Hi Mick and Paul

Thank you for your response but this is a step that we already tried here. Unfortuately, this particular customer uses a structured FrameMaker 9 MIF.
Could you please keep this case open to find a way of opening this file in Trados Studio 2009?"

Could you keep this support case open and offer another solution please?


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On the subject of SDL support Oct 20, 2010

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