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Thread poster: justinbearden
justinbearden
Local time: 19:13
Russian to English
Nov 7, 2007

I have had quite a few problems when it comes to opening TMs in different versions of TRADOS than what they were created in (i.e. opening TRADOS 7 TM in TRADOS 8). My problems are most often corrpted characters in the TMs. So, I have been thinking about this and have come up with this and wanted to ask my colleagues if this would work.

In theory, if you receive a project who’s TM is in TRADOS 7 you should be able to export the TM into an earlier version of TRADOS, i.e. 6.5 by simply telling it to. Now, what you would then have to do is take the export files, go to TRADOS 6.5, create a new TM with your languages, then import what you exported from 7 into 6.5 and work from there.

Then to get the project TM back into TRADOS 7. You would export the TM from 6.5 and import it into 7. I don’t know if this will work but there is a possibility.

Please answer asap.


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Marina Soldati  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 21:13
Member (2005)
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I think this.. Nov 7, 2007

... can solve your problem. Have a look at this thread

http://www.proz.com/topic/85327

Regards,
Marina


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 02:13
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Trados 7.x supports legacy TM Nov 12, 2007

justinbearden wrote:

In theory, if you receive a project who’s TM is in TRADOS 7 you should be able to export the TM into an earlier version of TRADOS, i.e. 6.5 by simply telling it to. Now, what you would then have to do is take the export files, go to TRADOS 6.5, create a new TM with your languages, then import what you exported from 7 into 6.5 and work from there.

Then to get the project TM back into TRADOS 7. You would export the TM from 6.5 and import it into 7. I don’t know if this will work but there is a possibility.


Hi Justin,

You don't have to perform the last step. Once you've back-converted your TM to Trados 6.x, this can be read by all Trados versions. Trados 7 and above support opening the legacy .TMW format seamlessly!

The rest of your description is correct, that's what I do too when I have to send a 7.x TM to a translator running 6.x.

/Jan


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