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How do import .xml into Trados 7 (error message)?
Thread poster: lamiayehia

lamiayehia  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 22:13
French to Arabic
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Jan 26, 2009

Hi,
I am new to both Trados and Multiterm.
I had Trados 6.5 and Multiterm 7.
I have a long 3-column Excel sheet containing (the English acronym + English term + Arabic corresponding traslation). After I went trough all the forums, all I could really grab was how to convert a 2-column glossary with Trados convert. So I excluded the Acronyms (but if anyone can tell me how exactly i could keep them, I'd be very thankful). The end result was a .xml file.
So I go to Trados 6.5 workbench then OPTIONS > TERM RECOGNITION OPTIONS > pick MULTITERM 7 then BROWSE... local termbases > pick my termbase > but I get an error message: MUTITERM 7 CANNOT CREATE: THE SELECTED TERM INFORMATION PROVIDER RETURNED THE FOLLOWING ERROR: (-2147467261)NULL)
So I try to pick Multiterm 5 instead... Another problem shows up; it only accepts .mtw files (???).
So I upgraded my Trados 6.5 to the 7 version. The issue remains.

Please heeeeeeeeeeelp!


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 21:13
Member (2003)
Polish to German
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Just use this tutorial Jan 26, 2009

you can download it here.
In short: after you converted your Excel sheet to xml you have to create a new termbase in Multiterm, fill it with your xml file and first then open in Workbench.


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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English to Czech
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Invalid characters Jan 26, 2009

Check if the name of your MT7 termbase contains any of the "=/\" characters. If it does, rename it.

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