LionBridge is as a massive translation agency with an enormous and vibrant community. For its cloud infrastructure for projects, translation memories and term bases the company developed its own software, ‘Logoport Xliff editor’. To get this software working you should download both the Xliff editor software itself and a dedicated MS Office plugin. I did and it worked…
However, after installing both software components every call of a MS Office feature, like opening MS Word and using the spell check in other software suites like Trados and Wordfast resulted in an annoying Visual Basic error: Error 53 – The following file cannot be found: Logoport.dll.
I found a solution which I would like to share with you…
Logoport Xliff Editor
The Logoport Xliff Editor is software from Lionbridge that makes use of files, translation memories and term bases in the cloud. It is used by Lionbridge and its outsourcers for many projects for big companies worldwide. You need to install the standalone application and download files from Geoworkz, Lionbridge’s translation environment.
You can then translate the files in Logoport Xliff Editor and send them to your client for editing or completion.
Personally, I was not very happy with Logoport Xliff Editor. I used it for only one project and it proved unstable. After installing it I got various errors for each and every call of MS Office’s features, out which Error 53 – The following file cannot be found: Logoport.dll was the most annoying.
Error 53 – Logoport.dll not found
The error occurred when I opened MS Office or used the spell check in Trados and MemoQ. You can see the prompt I received below.
For me solving this problem only was possible by removing the entire software parts that generated the error. I did not found a workaround. So here I share the solution.
The fact is that the Logoport Xliff editor installs two template files for Microsoft Office. These templates include some specific functions. The templates are added to the startup directory for Microsoft Office and will be called when you open Office. These templates are also the reason for the error. So to get rid of this error 53 you need to remove the template files. You can do that as follows:
- Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP
Note: you can paste the italic text above directly into the address bar of Windows Explorer, no need to amend it!
- Remove the files called ‘WorkspaceForWord’ (see below)