How to convert Visio (.vsd) files to translatable format?
Thread poster: JHGB
JHGB  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:14
Oct 3, 2013


I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to process a .vsd file with Studio 2011 without having to copy and paste into Word. I saw the app on the openexchange, but that only seems to be working for .vdx files.

Any help anyone could provide would be great.

Thank you!

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Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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German to Spanish
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Try TransTools Oct 3, 2013

The nice (and free) little Visio File (.vsd) contains commands for extracting text from your vsd to/inserting back from Excel or Word. Then you can use your favorite CAT tool.

You can download it from


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Anton Konashenok  Identity Verified
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Save as .vdx? Oct 3, 2013

Not sure about Trados 2011, but Trados 2007 Tageditor has a filter for the XML-based alternative Visio format, .vdx - all you need to do is open .vsd in Visio and re-save it as .vdx.

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JHGB  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:14
Thank you. Oct 3, 2013

Thank you both for your suggestions. I will try!

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