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How to use Trados for XML files
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Domenica Nieddu  Identity Verified
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Jul 26, 2005


I am relatively new to Trados and would like some information on how to work with xml files. I think that I need to use TagEditor but I do not know how to convert the files in ttx. Please forgive me if the question is very basic but all my knowledge of Trados is mostly related to Word files.

Could you give me a very easy to understand, step by step, explanation of the process? Thanks,


[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-07-26 06:39]

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jmadsen  Identity Verified
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Simply... Jul 26, 2005

Open the xml file in TagEditor (having first opened the relevant TM in Workbench) and hit Save (Ctrl+S). TagEditor automatically saves the xml file as ttx.
When you're done, clean the clean using the workbench, and the cleaned file is converted back to xml.

) Jørgen

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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XML files require customised settings files - you need the DTD or schema Jul 26, 2005

Hi Domenica,
As XML files have a customised structure (after all, that's the very essence of XML...), you cannot use the default settings files for HTML.

Trados KB article 1379 contains explanations and tips.

On a general note, you should be familiar with the fundamentals of HTML and XML.

Best regards

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sinead brody  Identity Verified
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how do you use Trados for translation purposes Aug 23, 2005

I was given a translation to proof read and I haven't a clue how to use Trados with it. Can someone out there please give me the guidelines.


sinéad ( very new to trados )

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