Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
Thread poster: chopra_2002

chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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May 20, 2020

Hi experts,

I have Trados Studio 2015. As and when I try to "save target as" a MS Excel file translated by means of Trados Studio, I get the following error:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I think that it is perhaps due to the reason that Excel files are not formatted in a manner which Trados supports. For example, sometimes there are four sentences in a single Excel cell but when we translate it through Trados, it divides the text i
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Hi experts,

I have Trados Studio 2015. As and when I try to "save target as" a MS Excel file translated by means of Trados Studio, I get the following error:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I think that it is perhaps due to the reason that Excel files are not formatted in a manner which Trados supports. For example, sometimes there are four sentences in a single Excel cell but when we translate it through Trados, it divides the text in that cell into four segments and which perhaps causes the above problem. Since I could not get the target file, I copied each and every sentence from the translated Trados file and then pasted it in the Excel file and wasted a great deal of time.

Does Trados support MS Excel files? Is there any solution for this problem as I sometimes face it, especially when translating Excel files?

Thanks and regards,

Chopra
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John Fry  Identity Verified
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try restarting May 20, 2020

Studio definitely supports Excel.
When I get that error (which is often), I always quit Studio and then restart it.
The error usually goes away at that point.


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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Thanks for your reply, but... May 21, 2020

the error did not go despite quitting and restarting the Studio. I look forward to receiving valuable advice from others.

John Fry wrote:

Studio definitely supports Excel.
When I get that error (which is often), I always quit Studio and then restart it.
The error usually goes away at that point.


 

Anthony Rudd

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Object reference not set... May 21, 2020

1. Try running Studio Verify.
2. Obtain more details for the error message and search SDL Support pages.


 

chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Thanks for your suggestion May 21, 2020

I tried to locate Studio Verify by looking at all tabs but in vain. Could you please tell me where can I find it?

Regards,

Chopra


Anthony Rudd wrote:

1. Try running Studio Verify.



 

Ekaterina Kroumova  Identity Verified
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F8 May 21, 2020

I think Antony meant F8 - the QA function. It might tell you where the problem is. In any case, I will certainly follow his second piece of advice and search the internet. This is the most common error message in Studio.

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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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How I solve May 21, 2020

I usually solve that problem with view>reset window layout, I hope it works also for you

Good luck!


 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
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verify is under tools May 21, 2020

chopra_2002 wrote:

I tried to locate Studio Verify by looking at all tabs but in vain. Could you please tell me where can I find it?

Regards,

Chopra


Anthony Rudd wrote:

1. Try running Studio Verify.



In the drop down menu


 

chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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The problem persists May 21, 2020

I followed what you mentioned. But I still got this message:

Failed to save target content: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

It is very annoying thing.



Angie Garbarino wrote:

I usually solve that problem with view>reset window layout, I hope it works also for you

Good luck!


 

Paul Malone  Identity Verified
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Have you verified the tags? May 21, 2020

Hello Chopra,

Have you performed a verification of the tags in the file? If not, you should go to Project settings, Verification, then make sure that the Tag verification box (in the window to the right) is checked. To speed up the verification process (if speed is an issue) and to make it easier for you, I would suggest that you uncheck all the other verification options to make sure that the verfication process will only indicate "tag errors" to you, which is what you are looking
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Hello Chopra,

Have you performed a verification of the tags in the file? If not, you should go to Project settings, Verification, then make sure that the Tag verification box (in the window to the right) is checked. To speed up the verification process (if speed is an issue) and to make it easier for you, I would suggest that you uncheck all the other verification options to make sure that the verfication process will only indicate "tag errors" to you, which is what you are looking for. Then press F8 again and see if you can identify any tag errors. If you do, you should then correct these tag errors and try to save your file again.

If this does not work, you could check the File Types settings. Again, you can access these settings via the Project settings, then look at the File types. Make sure that the box for the file type you are working on is checked in the window to the right. The best strategy might be to make sure that all boxes containing the words Microsoft Excel or Excel are checked. Then try to save again.

Good luck.

[Edited at 2020-05-21 17:39 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-05-21 17:44 GMT]
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chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Thanks so much for your detailed and informative reply May 22, 2020

Hi Paul,

Thanks for explaining each and every thing in detail. I'll definitely give it a try and inform about the outcome.

Thanks and regards,

Chopra

Paul Malone wrote:

Hello Chopra,

Have you performed a verification of the tags in the file? If not, you should go to Project settings, Verification, then make sure that the Tag verification box (in the window to the right) is checked. To speed up the verification process (if speed is an issue) and to make it easier for you, I would suggest that you uncheck all the other verification options to make sure that the verfication process will only indicate "tag errors" to you, which is what you are looking for. Then press F8 again and see if you can identify any tag errors. If you do, you should then correct these tag errors and try to save your file again.

If this does not work, you could check the File Types settings. Again, you can access these settings via the Project settings, then look at the File types. Make sure that the box for the file type you are working on is checked in the window to the right. The best strategy might be to make sure that all boxes containing the words Microsoft Excel or Excel are checked. Then try to save again.

Good luck.

[Edited at 2020-05-21 17:39 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-05-21 17:44 GMT]


 


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