Updating TM from Bak files given by the client
Thread poster: Valérie Oliveira (X)

Valérie Oliveira (X)  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 20:15
French to Portuguese
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Jul 10, 2008

Hello everyone,

I would like to ask for your precious help regaring the following situation which is new to me...
I delivered some uncleaned (Trados 7) files to my client, and today I received only the .BAK file from the client in order to update my personalTM. Is this possible?

I am not sure if I can update my TM with only the .bak file from the client (because I usually receive the word document too...), and I don't know how to do it.

Do you have an idea for me please? I am thinking of asking my client for the doc files...

Thank you very much for your help.

Valérie

[Edited at 2008-07-10 10:27]


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 21:15
English to German
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Save the .bak as .doc and clean up Jul 10, 2008

Hi Valérie,
The .bak file is a Word file, so you can save it as .doc, and then run a cleanup.
You may want to think about cleaning it with an empty TM, exporting the TUs created and importing them into your personal TM - this gives you control over how you want to handle existing units.

HTH, Ralf


 

Valérie Oliveira (X)  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 20:15
French to Portuguese
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you very much! Jul 10, 2008

Hello Ralf,

Thank you very much for your extremely rapid answer and tips which help me a lot.
Now the procedure is clear to me.

Thank you and have a nice day!

Regards,

Valérie

[Edited at 2008-07-10 10:34]


 

Ulrike Kraemer
Germany
Local time: 21:15
English to German
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Simply open the BAK file in Word Jul 10, 2008

Ralf Lemster wrote:

Hi Valérie,
The .bak file is a Word file, so you can save it as .doc, and then run a cleanup.
You may want to think about cleaning it with an empty TM, exporting the TUs created and importing them into your personal TM - this gives you control over how you want to handle existing units.

HTH, Ralf




You can even open the BAK file in Word - no problem at all.


 

Valérie Oliveira (X)  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 20:15
French to Portuguese
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you littleBalu Jul 10, 2008

Thank you.

I will not forget these procedures.icon_wink.gif


 


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