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TagEditor: XML file --> EXcel preview
Thread poster: Pacifica
Pacifica
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Jun 13, 2006

I am translating using an XML file within TagEditor. When I want to use the preview, I get the following message:

"The XML page cannot be displayed
Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet."

I have selected the right DTD (Excel 2003 XML) into Tool>TagSettings. So what am I doing wrong?

Thanks for your help.
Nathalie.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Excel? Jun 14, 2006

Hi Nathalie,

I have selected the right DTD (Excel 2003 XML) into Tool>TagSettings. So what am I doing wrong?

Where's the Excel connection here?
Didn't you get a DTD with the XML file?

Best, Ralf


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Pacifica
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Yes, there is an Excel DTD associated with the file Jun 14, 2006

But for som ereason I won't get any preview from tagEditor. Do you know if therer are some specific parameters to adjust when translating using an XML file associated with and Excel XML DTD?

Thanks.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Why Excel? Jun 14, 2006

Hi again,
Sorry if I'm asking something obvious, but I still fail to see where Excel gets involved here. XML files are author-specific by their very nature, so you should have received a DTD, an XML schema, or an .ini file from the author of the file. Have you?

Best regards,
Ralf


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Pacifica
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Because the initial source file is an Excel file... Jun 15, 2006

... Instead of using this source file directly into TagEditor, the vendor I am working with has modified the source file into an XML file to get rid of the tags that appear within TagEditor in the sentences/strings (if a tag is inserted between words, then even if you have the term/sentence it the TM, Trados won't find it).

So now I have this XML file created from the source Excel file.
I have associated the .ini XML Excel file and I would like to use the TagEditor Preview.
Whatever the output, XML preview or Excel preview, I just want to see my target file. And I can't, I get the message stated in my first post.

I know one solution would be to use from TagEditor: File > Save Target, save the XML file locally, and then open it through Open With to make an association with Excel. But this adds steps in the process. Is there a way to preview my translations directly in TagEditor?

I hope this is not confusing, thanks for you help!


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