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Thread poster: Constance Mannshardt

Constance Mannshardt  Identity Verified
Germany
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Sep 19, 2005

or working with it...I don't know what to do!

It's the first time in years of working with Trados that a client sends me his TM (5 files). I tried to find out in translation.zone how to work with them properly in order to send the updated TM back to the client at the end, but I couldn't find it.

I will have to open a new TM in workbench, but and then? How do I get his tm into this new one? I tried doing it with the .txt file he sent me, but it didn't work. And why do I need all those 5 other files?

Can somebody help me?


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Heike Behl, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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just open it ;-) Sep 19, 2005

Since you received 5 files, I assume they have the following extensions:
iix, mdf, mtf, mwf, tmw
These files make up the tm in Trados' own format. All you have to do is open the .tmw file from your Workbench. You don't have to create a new tm. All new translations will be added to the tm, and you can return the same five files to the client.

You only need to create a new tm, if the client sends you the tm in exported form, ie. as a txt. file. In this case, you create your new tm, name it whatever you like, and use the option "Import" from the WB file menu.

HTH!


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Constance Mannshardt  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Sep 19, 2005

That was very helpful, thank you a lot!
Is there a way of working with my own complete and big TM (which would help me a lot) instead of the little one from the client and just send the client the TM that "belongs" to him?
That would be great!

Heike Behl, Ph.D. wrote:

Since you received 5 files, I assume they have the following extensions:
iix, mdf, mtf, mwf, tmw
These files make up the tm in Trados' own format. All you have to do is open the .tmw file from your Workbench. You don't have to create a new tm. All new translations will be added to the tm, and you can return the same five files to the client.

You only need to create a new tm, if the client sends you the tm in exported form, ie. as a txt. file. In this case, you create your new tm, name it whatever you like, and use the option "Import" from the WB file menu.

HTH!


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Antoní­n Otáhal
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Work with your own TM Sep 19, 2005

and before cleaning, make an extra copy of the unclean file, and clean that extra copy to the client's TM.

Antonin


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Ahmad Hassaballa  Identity Verified
Egypt
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Export / Import the TM Sep 19, 2005

Hello Constance,

In order to use a big universal TM made from several different TMs you need to:

1. Opern the client's/small TM, choose File > Export. You'll the create a txt file of the entire TM.
2. Open your universal/big TM, choose File > Import and select the txt file you've just created.

Kind regards,

Ahmad Hassaballa


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