How do I export a TMX file to Trados?
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Robert Long  Identity Verified
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Jan 25, 2013

Hello everyone,

Ok, I just finished a rather lengthy project for a client with Déja Vu X2 and I sent the client the finished product in Word doc. format. They are requesting a TMX file for the Trados TM database. When I went online to see how to do this all of the references I was able to find were for older versions of Deja vu. I can not figure out how to do this. Please help! Thanks!


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Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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Open TM Jan 25, 2013

Hi Robert,

Quite simple open your TM in DéjàVuX2 and under File Select ->Export and the wizard will guide you through the various steps.

HTH,

Bernard


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No TM used initially. Jan 25, 2013

Hi Bernard,

Thank you for your quick response. I didn't use a TM for the assignment, as I was not provided with one. I just opened the file in Deja Vu and started translating. When I went to export the file, I selected external view, then followed the steps to produce a billingual file in word which I thought would be sufficient. However, the client responded with the following:

"Unfortunately the format won’t work for us without doing an alignment which will take a considerable amount (of time/effort).

Can you do a .tmx export from Déjà vu?"


So that's where I'm stuck.


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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Be careful Jan 25, 2013

Don't send your complete TM!

Open your project, remove the current TM, create and attach a new (project) TM. Send your project to TM.

Then close your project and open the new TM. Export as TMX.


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Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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Create One Jan 25, 2013

Create an empty TM for your project, then under Project -> Select Send Project to TM (Alt+F12) and export it.

Bernard


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Not working Jan 25, 2013

It seems my curse of being technological inept is continuing. I pressed Alt + F12 and when I select "ok" it tells me "0 segment pairs processed, 0 segment pairs added, 0 segment pairs updated".

I've created an empty TM for this, but I'm not sure how to get the project to populate it.


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Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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Validate Jan 25, 2013

Have you validated your segments with Alt+Down Arrow? Segments should be ticked. What is the status of your segments in the target language? Hover the cursor over the target column should tell you what the status is.

What boxes are ticked in the Send Project to TM?

[Edited at 2013-01-25 19:29 GMT]


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Still nothing Jan 25, 2013

All of the boxes have been validated. Still nothing happens when I try to send the project to TM.

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Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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Send File Jan 25, 2013

Can you send me the file, so I can have a look at it.

Is the TM you created enabled under Project -> Properties -> Translation Memories

[Edited at 2013-01-25 19:43 GMT]


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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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step by step Jan 25, 2013

Open your project file
Go to Tools > Options > Environment

Check your settings
On CtrlDown Arrow -> AutoSend to Translation Memory




Go to Project > Properties > Translation Memory
Be sure that there is TM attached to your project and it is write-enabled



Go to Project > Send Project to Translation Memory
Check all under Scope (except Limit to Current View), e.g.
Finished Segments
Unmarked Manual Translations
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Send OK to send "all" translations to the "attached" TM

Close Project File, even exit DVX2

Restart DVX2, open your TM
File > Export > External Data

Select TMX format
Select (create a new) TMX file
Add all Languages
Select UTF-8 Encoding (and optionally Extra Information)
Finish

That is all


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