No Writer formats available in Universal Translator


You are unable to export your table of polygons to a SHP file using Universal Translator. The SHP format does not appear in the writer gallery, only MapInfo TAB and MIF/MID.


This is caused when another version of FME (Universal Translator under the covers) is installed on the machine.

The Reader Format Gallery will be showing MapInfo Format (MITAB) when it should be showing MapInfo TAB (MAPINFO).


UPDATED: December 9, 2019
  1. Open Universal Translator
  2. For the Reader are you able to go to Format > More Formats then select MAPINFO TAB (MAPINFO)
  3. Then when you repeat the same for the Writer you should see further formats available.