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Tamer Mekhimar  Identity Verified
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Mar 27, 2009

Hi all;
Would you please advise how can I convert .ttx files to .xml? and what are the applications necessary for dealing with XML's?
Thanks.


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Ulf Norlinger  Identity Verified
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One possibility Mar 28, 2009

.ttx -> SDL Edit -> Export .HTML -> HTML Tidy -> .XML

Freeware prgm: HTML Tidy
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-tiptidy.html


[Redigerad 2009-03-28 05:09 GMT]


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Maya Gorgoshidze  Identity Verified
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If your file is .xml.ttx Mar 28, 2009

In the TagEditor, select File > Save Target As…
And the translation will be saved as .xml


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Tamer Mekhimar  Identity Verified
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Thanks Ulf and Maya Mar 28, 2009

But when I am trying Save as it gives me only one option Save as type: XML and XLIFF Documents (Target Only) (*.xml. *xs).

Cheers


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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What's the problem? Mar 28, 2009

Tamer Mekhimar wrote:

But when I am trying Save as it gives me only one option Save as type: XML and XLIFF Documents (Target Only) (*.xml. *xs).

Cheers


You want to save as XML, don't you? So what's the problem?


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Daniel García
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More background? Mar 28, 2009

Hi, Tamer,

Could you give some more information on what you want to do?

Why do you want to convert the TTX file to XML? Can you not just translate it as TTX with TagEditor?

When you ask about the applications necessary to deal with XML, what do you mean exacly? Do you mean to translate them? Do you mean to work with them?

Most important: what is the original format of the TTX file?

Have you already translated the TTX file? If you want to create a translated XML file from a TTX file, you should use the "Save target as" command and not "Save as" from TagEditor.

If you are trying to translate XML files with TagEditor, I would strongly recommend reading the Trados File Format Reference document before doing anything else.

It's a PDF file included with your Trados installation. It contains a section on translating XML files.

All the best,

Daniel


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Tamer Mekhimar  Identity Verified
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No XML Mar 28, 2009

The problem is after I hit Save as, I don't get the XML file.

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Dear Tamer, Mar 28, 2009

After you select 'Save Target As…', you are offered to save as 'XML and XLIFF Documents (Target Only) (*.xml. *xs)'. After saving, you will have a .xml file. That's all.

Stanislav Pokorny wrote:

Tamer Mekhimar wrote:

But when I am trying Save as it gives me only one option Save as type: XML and XLIFF Documents (Target Only) (*.xml. *xs).

Cheers


You want to save as XML, don't you? So what's the problem?


[შესწორების თარიღია 2009-03-28 14:11 GMT]


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Tamer Mekhimar  Identity Verified
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TTX Mar 28, 2009

dgmaga wrote:

Hi, Tamer,

Could you give some more information on what you want to do?

Why do you want to convert the TTX file to XML? Can you not just translate it as TTX with TagEditor?

When you ask about the applications necessary to deal with XML, what do you mean exacly? Do you mean to translate them? Do you mean to work with them?

Most important: what is the original format of the TTX file?

Have you already translated the TTX file? If you want to create a translated XML file from a TTX file, you should use the "Save target as" command and not "Save as" from TagEditor.

If you are trying to translate XML files with TagEditor, I would strongly recommend reading the Trados File Format Reference document before doing anything else.

It's a PDF file included with your Trados installation. It contains a section on translating XML files.

All the best,

Daniel


Hi Daniel
The client asked to convert the ttx file.
I am able to translate the ttx file with TagEditor.
I mean both for applications necessary to deal with XML.
The original file formate is .xls.

I translated ttx file.
I already used the save target as , but I didn't see the xml file.


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Daniel García
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XLS->TTX->XML???? Mar 28, 2009



Hi Daniel
The client asked to convert the ttx file.
I am able to translate the ttx file with TagEditor.
I mean both for applications necessary to deal with XML.
The original file formate is .xls.

I translated ttx file.
I already used the save target as , but I didn't see the xml file.


Hi, Tamer,

So, basically, can you confirm that this is what you have this is what has happend, right?

a) Your customer sends you the original file in Microsoft Excel format. Original file: FILENAME.XLS (a Microsoft Excel file, is this correct?)

b) You translated this Excel file with TagEditor and now you have a translated TTX file: FILENAME.XLS.TTX

I am guessing but I imagine that you customer wants you to convert the translated Excel file to XML.

Try this:

1) Open Filename.xls.ttx from TagEditor.

2) Use the "Save target as" command and save the target file as Excel (i.e. the same format as the source file). You can call it something like "FileName_Translated.xls"

3) Open the translated Excel file with Microsoft Excel and from Excel do "Save as" and then choose XML as format.

As I said, I am guessing. XML is a complex format and your customer should have explained to you exactly what type of XML file they want and they want you to create it.

Daniel

PS. As you can see, it is really very difficult to provide any meaning help if you don't give more details of the whole process. What did you get from your customer? What do they want to have back?

[Edited at 2009-03-28 15:07 GMT]


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Target format = source format Mar 28, 2009

Hi Tamer,
Your last post contains the crucial bit of information:
The original file formate is .xls.

Which means that saving as target will create an .xls file.
What would you need an XML file for?

Best regards,
Ralf


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Tamer Mekhimar  Identity Verified
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XML Mar 28, 2009

Actually, I don't know what it is for. But I was asked by a client to do so.

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Maya Gorgoshidze  Identity Verified
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Hi Tamer, Mar 28, 2009

You say that 'XML and XLIFF Documents (Target Only) (*.xml. *xs)' appears, when you select 'Save Target As…'. This means that the original file is .xml. Please look at the file name. It should end with .xml.ttx

In case the original file is .xls, you see ‘Microsoft Excel (Target Only) (*.xls; *xlt)’ in ‘Save as type:’ field, after you select 'Save Target As…'. If the original file is Excel, the name of the .ttx file ends with xls.ttx


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Francis Kumaka
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TTX/ITD Mar 28, 2009

Having followed the discussion I've realised that Tamer's problem has been resolved. I would like to ask a question that falls in the same area:

Under what circumstances will a PM want to convert an itd file to a txt file?

[Edited at 2009-03-28 21:30 GMT]


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Tamer Mekhimar  Identity Verified
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Here is the whole process Mar 28, 2009

The file is _.xlf
When I hit Save Target As>save as type {XML and XLIFF Documents (Target Only) (*.xml .*xs)}

when I hit Save, I did not get the xml file.

I hope I made myself clear.


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