Converting excel files into word bilingual files - help needed
Thread poster: Luca Cremonini

Luca Cremonini  Identity Verified
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Jul 26, 2012

hello I am working for an agency which provides me with excel files. These files have a source and a target column. Sometimes the target column contains a translation, sometimes not. My employer asks me to covert these excel files into bilingual word files following the following procedure:

search and replace ^t with
search and replace ^p with

what you get is a bilingual file that can be translated with trados workbench but there is no way of working upon it with TagEditor or Studio. This really slows down work. Usually I get an error like "heading is missing" when trying to convert. Do you know how I could convert these files into a format that TagEditor or Studio recognizes?

Thanks in advance


Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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TTXpress may be the solution (and it is free) Jul 26, 2012

It will allow you to convert rtf bilingual files to ttx and back. You can download it from here:


[Edited at 2012-07-26 17:17 GMT]


South Korea
Local time: 18:17
English to Korean
You have to make your own TM from Excel Jul 26, 2012

I do not know correct answer.
I just know my answer.

Make you own TM from Excel.
Such as;

Delicious fruit

Yellow and long


Are you nuts ?

(Explanation: First two lines are TM header. After that you can see repeated TUs - which will be repeated again and again for each segment couples.)

And translate followings;

right ??

You can maek TM just with Excel. You can see how to make it easily.
You can use my program which is very simple script. It makes exactly the same result like aboves. This site does not have file attaching method, mail me.

This post is not so good.
I can't express tags at all.
You can't see any tags above TM contents at all.

[Edited at 2012-07-26 17:48 GMT]


South Korea
Local time: 18:17
English to Korean
converting Jul 26, 2012

OpenBracketRTF PreambleCloseBracket
OpenBracket/RTF PreambleCloseBracket
OpenBracketSeg L=EN-USCloseBracketApple
OpenBracketSeg L=KO-KRCloseBracketDelicious fruit
OpenBracketSeg L=EN-USCloseBracketBanna
OpenBracketSeg L=KO-KRCloseBracketYellow and long
OpenBracketSeg L=EN-USCloseBracketGrape
OpenBracketSeg L=KO-KRCloseBracket
OpenBracketSeg L=EN-USCloseBracketNut
OpenBracketSeg L=KO-KRCloseBracketAre you nuts ?

FROM OpneBracket TO <
FROM CloseBracket TO >
Then you can see correct TM contents.

That is my best. I do not know how to express TM tags in this post.


Marina Soldati  Identity Verified
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English to Spanish
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Use Excel formula Jul 26, 2012

Hi Luca!

Read tectranslate´s post in this forum thread, maybe his formula will help.



South Korea
Local time: 18:17
English to Korean
nice Jul 27, 2012

This is real good.

[Edited at 2012-07-27 03:58 GMT]


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