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How to open a termbase with Multiterm iX?
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Mar 13, 2004

The client has sent a glossary consiting of 8 files with various suffixes. With the old Multiterm, I was used to opening the one with MTW suffix but with the new Multiterm, I can't open it. Am I missing something or is it incompatible?

Thank you in advance for any help.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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What files exactly? Mar 13, 2004

Hi Esther,
Can you please specify what files were sent?
(I'm predominantly interested in the file extensions - no worries if you cannot disclose the file name.)

TIA, Ralf


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I managed Mar 13, 2004

I realized I had to convert the old termbase into XML. Then I did a lot of operations which I neither understand nor recall (involving some wizard ), and in the end it worked, I now have the termbase supplied by the client up and working.

Thanks Ralf for offering help.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Glad it worked Mar 13, 2004

Thanks, Esther,

I realized I had to convert the old termbase into XML.

I take it the files sent by your client were a termbase created under MT 5/5.5?

Then I did a lot of operations which I neither understand nor recall (involving some wizard ),

The wizard is the MT Convert utility - what it does can be summarised in two main steps: first, it creates the database structure (the definition - .xdt) and second, it creates an XML file whose structure matches the database definition created.

HTH, Ralf


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