Help with converting ITIL glossary (PDF) to be used in CAT tool
Thread poster: Anna Sarah Krämer Fazendeiro

Anna Sarah Krämer Fazendeiro
Local time: 08:04
Member (2011)
English to German
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Aug 6, 2015

Dear colleagues,

I am translating a text about ITIL and saw that ITIL provides a free glossary that can be found on this page.

I would like to turn this into a kind of glossary, preferably to be opened and used in memoQ. I would be very grateful for any ideas on how to do this. I tried adding it as LiveDoc but in memoQ it appears scrambled and I don't really know how to search in it. Copying it into an Excel file with "Select All" seems to be impossible. What else could I try?

Best regards,

[Edited at 2015-08-06 10:19 GMT]


Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 10:04
English to Russian
PDF-to-memoQ process Aug 6, 2015

1. OCR the first two columns from PDF into MSWord.
2. Make it a 2-column file (one column for source + one for target) without any other fields or headings, without breaks between pages. You need to have a single 2-column table.
3. Convert Table to Text choosing Tab as a delimiter.
As a result, you will have an MSWord file with such content:
access management[Tab]Access Management
4. Save this file with Tab-separated terms as txt
5. Start memoQ, open Termbase view, choose the desired Termbase or create new
6. Click Import from CSV/TMX
7. Choose your txt file
8. In memoQ window, check Tab as a delimiter
9. For F0 check 'Import as term' + choose 'English'
10. For F1 check 'Import as term' + choose 'German'
Click OK
When done, click Close

[Edited at 2015-08-06 11:49 GMT]


Anna Sarah Krämer Fazendeiro
Local time: 08:04
Member (2011)
English to German
+ ...
Problem with first point Aug 6, 2015

Stepan, thank you for your help! Ultimately, after a friendly colleague converted it into word for me, I copied to Excel and imported it into a memoQ Termbase. It worked without a problem!


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