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How can I convert a Trados translation memory into text?
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orianne76
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Oct 26, 2004

Does anyone know how to convert a Trados translation memory file (.tmw) into a readable format (Word or Word Pad) as I cannot open it with Trados Workbench ?

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Export, alas... Oct 26, 2004

Hi Orianne,
The only way I can think of is to export it - but that won't help you if you cannot open the TM in the first place...

What happens exactly when you try to open it?
Are the four index files still there?
Which Trados version are you using?

Thanks, Ralf


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orianne76
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Trados 5.0 's incompatibility with subsequent versions Oct 26, 2004

Thanks for the advice, Ralf.

The problem is that my version of Trados (5.0) doesn't seem to support TMs created with subsequent versions. I don't mind if I cannot translate with Trados but I want to be able to read the memory I was sent.

Orianne


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Export, after all Oct 26, 2004

Hi again,
The problem is that my version of Trados (5.0) doesn't seem to support TMs created with subsequent versions.

That's correct, but you can work with an export - can you get an export instead of the TM?

Best, Ralf


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orianne76
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An export ? Oct 26, 2004

I do have the four index files along with the TM file. Is this what you mean by "having an export" ?

Thanks anyway, Ralf

Orianne


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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TM export by the person who supplied the TM Oct 26, 2004

Hi again,

I do have the four index files along with the TM file. Is this what you mean by "having an export" ?

No, these are index files, but they won't enable you to access the TM, as the indexation process was changed between T5.x and T6.x.

What I meant was a text export of the TM you received; data is interchangeable between T6.x and earlier versions using export/import.

Best, Ralf


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Kwei Chang  Identity Verified
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try this Oct 27, 2004

I am not sure I understand your question. If you have the English original , simply go to tool of workbench and click on the TRANSLATIOn , then select the original, after the translation operation, your original will trun into target language,
You probably know this already. if you do, ignore this suggestion.
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Does anyone know how to convert a Trados translation memory file (.tmw) into a readable format (Word or Word Pad) as I cannot open it with Trados Workbench ?

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