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How to import Microsoft glossaries in Trados?
Thread poster: Mauro Cristuib-Grizzi

Mauro Cristuib-Grizzi  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 23:41
English to Italian
Feb 24, 2003

I\'m just starting to use Trados Freelance 5.5 and was wondering how to import the standard Microsoft glossaries as a translation memory or a Multiterm database. Anyone with some experience in this?

Any help would be much appreciated...



Mauro


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Karin Adamczyk  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 17:41
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French to English
No real difference from any other document type Feb 24, 2003

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On 2003-02-24 16:51, microwide wrote:

I\'m just starting to use Trados Freelance 5.5 and was wondering how to import the standard Microsoft glossaries as a translation memory or a Multiterm database. Anyone with some experience in this?

Any help would be much appreciated...



Mauro





You will however want to be prepared to spend a lot of time weeding out material you would not want in your memory. I did it in my spare time (for the French file), and it took several months. Information technology is my specialty so it was definitely worth the effort, but that is also because I mainly use DejaVu for translations. I don\'t know how helpful the material would be in a Trados memory since matches are always at the sentence level, unlike DejaVu that works at the word, phrase and sentence level. FWIW, even though I specialize in IT, I have never encountered a match from the Microsoft material in my Trados memory when working with Trados.



When I had finally removed all the unwanted material, I just imported the file into my DejaVu memory from the Excel file. I then exported the DejaVu memory to a Trados memory.



If you do not have DejaVu (or another memory program that can import from Excel files), use the standard procedure for preparing a text file for import as a memory.



HTH,

Karin Adamczyk

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Matthew Coulson  Identity Verified
Albanian to English
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Trados multiterm documentation tells you how. Feb 25, 2003

You can look at the following example in Trados support http://support.trados.com/view.asp?cntID=827 or you can read in the manual about importing a text file into multiterm.

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