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Exporting SDLX translation memory to Trados
Thread poster: Karen Vincent-Jones

Karen Vincent-Jones  Identity Verified
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Oct 3, 2008

I have an SDLX translation memory file .mdb that I need to export to Trados format .tmx
How do I do this?


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Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Launch SLDX Oct 3, 2008

SDL International -> SDL Trados -> SDLX -> SDLX

Click on Maintain
TM
Open
File
Export
Tmx format

[Edited at 2008-10-03 14:29]


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Lutz Molderings  Identity Verified
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XML standard Oct 3, 2008

TMX is not a Trados file format, but a vendor-open XML standard for exchanging TMs. I don't work with SDLX, but there should be an option to allow you to export as TMX. Alternatively, you could export the translation segments as plain text.

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Textklick  Identity Verified
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Export to where? Oct 3, 2008

Spiros Doikas wrote:

SDL International -> SDL Trados -> SDLX -> SDLX

Click on Maintain
TM
Open
File
Export
Tmx format


Yep.

This may be obvious Karen, but if you don't have a TMX format TM yet, you will need to create an (empty) TMX file first, so that SDLX knows where to export it to.

Chris


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Karen Vincent-Jones  Identity Verified
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I have no 'maintain' button on the SDLX toolbar. Oct 3, 2008

I need to turn the .mdb file into a .tmx file so it can be used with Trados.

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Textklick  Identity Verified
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Bash the icon Oct 3, 2008

If you click on the SDLX icon on your toolbar, the 'dashboard' will open up on screen. 'Maintain' is on the right.

Chris

[Edited at 2008-10-03 10:18]


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Karen Vincent-Jones  Identity Verified
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new problem- translation memory only gives one language option Oct 3, 2008

Thank you to everyone who has replied, and especially Chris-I did as you suggested and reached 'maintain'. The new problem I have is that when I open the appropriate French-English translation memory (using the TM option from the drop-down menu) it insists that I can only use a Spanish-English TM. How can I change the language setting?

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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SDLX Menu Oct 3, 2008

1. The menu can be hidden. Click the bottom to see Maintain.
2.
How can I change the language setting?

SDLX toolbar menu has Utilities. You can use it to change source/target language/segment/TM.

Regards,
Soonthon L.


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