TRADOS 2014 - error - files contains languages not configured...
Thread poster: Gladis Audi

Gladis Audi  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:29
Member (2014)
English to French
Dec 5, 2014

I was sent an excel file to translate from French to English.

Every time I try to open it, I get an error saying "the file cannot be opened as it contains languages that are not configured for this installation".

I tried modifying the language pairs for the translation (source : French-CA, French-FR, etc) nothing worked. I tried changing the format (*.xls, *.xlsm, *.xlsm) with the same results every time.

The file only contains French as far as I can see! What can be the problem?

I am using Trados Studio 2014 and Excel 2013


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:29
Translation file? Dec 6, 2014

Hi Gladis,

This sounds very odd so I'm wondering what files you are working with?

Have you been provided with the sdlxliff or the excel file only?

Have you been given a TM or a project package perhaps?




Gladis Audi  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:29
Member (2014)
English to French
Single document translation (word/excel) Dec 14, 2014

Hi Phil,

Sorry it took so long for me to reply.

Whichever files (word/excel mainly) I open as a single document translation, I get this error.

I have to start a new project for each new translation file to be able to work on it. Which is not a big deal now that I know that it's a workaround solution for this issue.

But of course it would be fantastic if you could help me solve the error.



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