Handling .xml files
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grace  Identity Verified
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Jun 25, 2014

Hi,

What is the best way of translating/editing .xml files? I can view the file in Note Pad, I can extract the text and paste it into Word but the client insists that the file is translated in .xml format. Do I need special software for this? I would be grateful for any information.

Many thanks in advance, Grace


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Kelly Gill
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open in word Jun 26, 2014

In the past I have done this:
open the xml file in word
translate (using WF classic)
save

sometimes the layout gets messed up when it is saved

This can be easily fixed using XML Notepad 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7973

If you aren't using a CAT tool you can edit the document directly in XML Notepad 2007


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Thank you! Jun 26, 2014

Thank you for your reply, Kelly!
Best regards, Grace


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Lehti
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notepad++ Jul 2, 2014

I tried XML Notepad. It was quite fun to mess around with... for about 5 minutes. It's not a bad program by any means, but it just didn't do for me, since I had to open every element of the data structure that I wanted to translate and then work on that string.
Maybe some people are comfortable with it, but I wasn't able to find it really worth my time for what I have to do with XML files.

I think that any text editor with code highlight will do for you. I'm assuming that you're on a Windows machine; in this case, try Notepad++: it's lightweight, intuitive, has a lot of interesting features (most of which you're most likely not going to use) and can open large files (Notepad has issues with that, sometimes freezing and other crashing).
If you're planning on moving to Linux (which I wouldn't recommend unless you know exactly what you're doing and have the time to acquaint with the new OS) I'd suggest gEdit, the standard text editor for the Gnome Desktop Environment, or Kate, which doesn't like Gnome that much and works best with KDE.


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Thank you! Jul 2, 2014

Thank you very much for your reply!

Best regards, Grace


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