Translation of a .CSV file with Studio 2011 - “This file type is not supported”
Thread poster: texjax DDS PhD

texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:31
Member (2006)
English to Italian
+ ...
Oct 18, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I need to translate a .CSV file (comma separated, and text within double-quotes) with Studio 2011 but when I try to open the document I receive the message “This file type is not supported”.
The source file has 3 columns, with the source text in the third one.
In Studio I’m using the Format settings shown below, while in Tag check I did not modify the default settings.


Everything should be fine and straightforward, however the prompt “This file type is not supported” keeps hunting me and I simply cannot open the file.

Apparently other translators involved in the same projects are not having this issue (I don’t know which version of Trados they are using).

(NB. As suggested by a colleague and various blog posts, in order to move on I also tried to convert the .CSV file to Excel, and to reconvert it to .CSV after translating but I’m faced with some formatting issues in the target file so that might not be an option.)

Thank you for any help

[Edited at 2016-10-18 21:13 GMT]


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Translation of a .CSV file with Studio 2011 - “This file type is not supported”

Advanced search

Anycount & Translation Office 3000
Translation Office 3000

Translation Office 3000 is an advanced accounting tool for freelance translators and small agencies. TO3000 easily and seamlessly integrates with the business life of professional freelance translators.

More info »
Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search