TagEditor error when trying to open a ppt file: 80005 failed to create parser
Thread poster: Jana Uhlik

Jana Uhlik  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:25
Member (2003)
English to German
Apr 9, 2004

I usually work with T-windows for PPT and have just recently had an error again (unable to find Trados Workbench - although it was open), which I used to be able to solve, but forgot how. Any ideas?

I have 6.5 and everybody seems to be happy using TagEditor for PPT files. I had only used TagEditor for the hmtl translations until now (which worked absolutely fine).
So I opened the TagEditor and Workbench and then the document and I get this message:

"failed to create file parser Trados.PowerPoint File Parser".

Next error message:
"80005 Failed to create parser for plugin file format."

Can anybody help please? It is urgent ... Thanks a lot!

By the way, I am trying to download the new 6.5.2 version, but I only have a 56k connection at the moment, so I guess it will take another week ...


[Edited at 2004-04-10 01:32]

[Edited at 2004-04-10 01:33]

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:25
English to German
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Try to repair the installation Apr 10, 2004

Hi Jana,
I couldn't find anything on the Trados KB, but it sounds as if the TagEditor module that's converting PPT into a TradosTag (.ttx) format is damaged, or wasn't properly installed. You may want to try to use the Repair Installation option.

Of course there's also a possibility that the PPT file is either damaged or contains something that causes the parser to crash. Why don't you split the PPT in half, and see if the problem persists?

If you like, you can send me the PPT file, and I'll try to open/convert it using T6.5.2 LSP. Contact me through my profile.

Best regards, Ralf

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Martijn Naarding  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:25
Spanish to Dutch
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Same problem; did you find a solution? Oct 9, 2007

Hi all,

My experience with Trados is limited. I am having the same problem as you some years ago and I wondered if you found a solution. My version is 7.0 and problems occur with ppt documents.

Thanks in advance,


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Begoña García Soler  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:25
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Same problem here, any solutions? Jan 15, 2010

I have windows 7 and cannot open excel, ppt or html files. No problems though with opening .doc documents with tag editor.

I wonder if it´s a OS problem.


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Dusan Loparnik
Local time: 05:25
German to Slovenian
Authoren von Trados sind unfaehig eine Loesung zu finden Jun 8, 2010

Es scheint, daß die Authoren von Trados unfaehig sind eine Loesung zu finden. Ich habe schon den Posten in Slowenien kontaktiret und die schieben schuld auf Windos (von XP bis 7), aber TagEditor sei nich schuld daran. Und bald kommt eine neje Version von SDLX-Trados, wo keine solche Probleme auftreten. Und dass wird wieder neue 700 oder 800 Euro kosten.

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