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TTX Harvesting into SDLX Issue - Formatting Removed
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Martin Janda  Identity Verified
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Mar 23, 2008

Dear all,

I tried to do a SDLX project in Trados. Exported the itd file into TTX, translated in Tag Editor and tried to harvest - but SDLX keeps displaying the 'Removes all formatting from the target paragraph ' error message. I checked tags, the source file location and language codes, everything looks fine. Two other (bit smaller) files imported smoothly, the exported file (even after a little editing in Notepad) reimports fine as well. I use SDL Edit 200 - thought that might be a version restraint but as I said the very same file reimported fine. Any idea what might be wrong?

MTIA
Martin


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Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
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SDLX Exchange Mar 24, 2008

Hi,

I had the same problem once and found no solution...

I know there is a "Exchange" utility in SDLX, with which you can convert TagEditor files into SDLX... maybe you can try it ?

HTH,
Sylvain

[Modifié le 2008-03-24 12:12]


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Martin Janda  Identity Verified
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SDLX Exchange Mar 24, 2008

Hi Sylvain,

Thanks a lot! Amazing, this works like charm! Unfortunately I have retranslated the itd file using an exported Trados memory in the meantime, but this trick might save a lot of time in future.

Merci beaucoup!
Martin


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Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
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Re-translate Mar 25, 2008

Martin Janda wrote:

Unfortunately I have retranslated the itd file using an exported Trados memory in the meantime.


This is exactly what I had done too when I encountered the same problem... quite time- (and nerve-) consuming indeed!

Glad I could help!

Sylvain


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Martin Janda  Identity Verified
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Still retranslate Mar 25, 2008

There is one possible risk with Exchange - if you send the new itd file generated via Exchange rather than the old one, I think the client may not be able to convert it back to the source format, right?

So, I guess it's safer to use the new itd file to populate a new SDLX memory and then in turn use the memory to translate the old itd file? Admittedly, it's almost the same pain as using the Trados-generated memory but matches should be much better, no extra 'tag junk' (there were many in the TM I had to use).
Or did you tried to send the new itd file to the client any time later?

Martin


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Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
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Exchange/harvesting Mar 25, 2008

Martin Janda wrote:

There is one possible risk with Exchange - if you send the new itd file generated via Exchange rather than the old one, I think the client may not be able to convert it back to the source format, right?

So, I guess it's safer to use the new itd file to populate a new SDLX memory and then in turn use the memory to translate the old itd file? Admittedly, it's almost the same pain as using the Trados-generated memory but matches should be much better, no extra 'tag junk' (there were many in the TM I had to use).
Or did you tried to send the new itd file to the client any time later?

Martin


Hi Martin,

What I did was to retranslate the original itd from my client with an exported Trados-TM, so there was no problem for my client to convert it back...

In fact, I have never used the Exchange feature... you may be right, but I assume that due to the "growing" compatibility between the both programs, the itd-file generated with the Exchange feature should retrieve all the informations from the ttx-file necessary to recreate the document... after all, if you first export it into ttx and then import it back, I guess nothing gets lost

On a side note, I tend to use SDLX more and more since a few weeks, and it turns to be very powerful ! All the exchange and conversion utilities make it very easy to switch between both programs, and I must admit that SDLX reveals to be one step ahead!

Sylvain



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Martin Janda  Identity Verified
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A good 'emergency' way then Mar 25, 2008

I see Sylvain - whenever this issue crops up again, I can try to send the client a new file and wait. And only if it does not work, then go the more painful way...

Personally, I work in yet another CAT tool but use Trados as a 'vehicle' - I could probably never get used to work in the tag mess of Tag Editor....

Thanks again - and all the best
Martin


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