Excel 97-2003 in Trados Studio 2014
Thread poster: bartpauly

bartpauly  Identity Verified
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Mar 7, 2016

Dear all,

A client sent me some files for translation. One of them is an Excel file from version 97-2003. When trying to create a project, I got the error message saying that the file is created with a version that is not compatible with Studio. I tried to save it again under the xlsx format, didn't help. I tried to copy paste it into a new document, and save it under the xlsx format, didn't help neither. Any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance!


 

Ricki Farn
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The brutal method Mar 7, 2016

Copy the Excel content and insert it into Word as a Word table. Try again.

Not elegant, but if it works: better than nothing.


 

bartpauly  Identity Verified
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Doesn't work Mar 7, 2016

Thank you,

I've tried it, but it doesn't work. I'm getting really frustrated with this software. It happens a lot of times that there is some or another problem, it shouldn't be like that for a software of approximately 600 €. Not mentioning that you have to pay extra if you want decent support...


 

Ricki Farn
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LibreOffice Mar 7, 2016

Neither RTF (from Word)?

The other thing I do is save it in the LibreOffice format (ODS) and then create an entirely new Trados project including that file; this also has a non-zero probability of success.

ETA: I think you'd have to install LibreOffice first; I have no idea if ODS files can created in MS Word.

[Edited at 2016-03-07 17:44 GMT]


 

Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
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Did you have a look at .... Mar 7, 2016

.. KB article 2629
http://kb.sdl.com/kb/article?ArticleId=2629

which explains this issue and what you can do about it.

Walter


 


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