Trados refuses to open .xls files because Excel is not installed... why not before?
Thread poster: Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz

Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz  Identity Verified
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Nov 15, 2013

I've used 2009 for years now, and it's never refused to open .xls files for me, even though I have OpenOffice Calc and not MS Excel. However, since a couple of days ago Trados has consistently refused to open .xls files not because a filter is missing or file is too new, whatever, but because 'Excel is not installed'. Is that a new licensing arrangement or what? Has there been a policy change? I'm not really impressed, you know.

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Save them first Nov 15, 2013

in a newer version of Excel, so that they have the .xlsx extension.
The same happens with .ppt et .doc documents (-> pptx and .docx)

I don't know why this problem exists since a month. I didn't change Studio, I didn't change Java (because this would create complications in Studio), I didn't change Office 2010. I don't have Office 2003 on this computer. Most likely MS changed something in Office that Studio doesn't like (the conversion filters? a Java option?).

[Edited at 2013-11-15 21:24 GMT]

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