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How to import proprietary-format files
Thread poster: Marketing-Lang.
Marketing-Lang.  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:32
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Apr 7, 2006

Hi all,
My client produces Help files in a proprietary text format which contains mark-up commands with formatting information, etc. These files now have to be translated.
Is there a way to import these into Trados while maintaining all of the information?
I'm thinking about the DTD settings under TagEditor, but have no experience with these whatsoever.
Is it possible to create one's own "import/export filter" for dealing with unusual formats?
Thanks for any help,

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gianfranco  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:32
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English to Italian
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In general, everything is possible, but the files must be seen... Apr 7, 2006

Hi Mike,

it depends on the actual format of these files and their mark-up inserts. The solution could vary form using a standard tool, a very simple macro, a very complex macro or a real program to process the files.
I've done several similar jobs, to process, export, prepare for translation, and... even more important, reimport the final result or rebuild the original format after translation.

If you send me a significant sample I could probably give you a less vague indication for a convenient solution.


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