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Importing a TM from an email attachment - Help!!!
Thread poster: Kate Larabie
Kate Larabie  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:22
French to English
Apr 11, 2008


A client has sent me their exported translation memory as an attachment in an email, I need to import it into trados so I can use it for the translation but I can't seem to find how to do this. Would anyone be able to help me with this?

I have tried to save the file and then open in through trados but it is not appearing the the 'open' dialogue box at all, as if it has not been saved, but when I look through other programs it is there.

I am working with word and SDl Trados Synergy 2007, the TM file has come through attached to the email as a .txt file.

Many thanks in advance for any help that anyone could offer me!

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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:22
English to Dutch
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New TM Apr 11, 2008

AFAIK, exports usually are in .txt format.

You need to create a new, empty TM in Workbench.
Then choose 'import'. In Import Mode, check the settings and click OK. Then find your saved attachment.

Good luck!

P.S. Reading the manual might be a good idea....

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Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 01:22
Member (2003)
English to Czech
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Importing a TM Apr 11, 2008

You cannot open the file directly, you have to import it into an existing (previously used or newly created) TM: File - Import. You will find more details in Workbench Help.

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Doroteja  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:22
English to Latvian
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Import this file Apr 11, 2008

You can open SDL Trados Workbench and choose File-Import and import his file.
Good Luck!

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MariusJacobsen  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:22
English to Norwegian
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Importing in translator's workbench Apr 11, 2008

I don't know if this will help at all, but try the following:

1. Open translator's workbench
2. Create a new translation memory with your language combination
3. File/Import and then select the txt file your client sent you.

I'm not sure if I completely understood your question though. You can't find the txt file after downloading it? In that case I would simply perform a search and then save it in a folder on your desktop and then perform steps 1 - 3.

Hope this helps

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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:22
English to Hungarian
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Simple steps in Translator's Workbench Apr 11, 2008

1. Open Translator's Workbench
2. Open the TM you want that you want to use or create a new one (File / Open or File / New). If you create a new one set the appropriate languages.
3. Click File/Import. In the popup window choose "Small import", click OK.
4. In the "Open Import File" window select the file you want to import. You may need to set the File type.


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