Import option greyed out when importing into existing TM
Thread poster: xxxmakenaiboy
Japanese to English
Aug 15, 2008

Hi all,

I'm trying to import a .TMX file that i've exported from WinAlign however the 'import' option is greyed out in workbench. I have the option when I create a new TM but i'd like to import the units into my existing TM.

Is this possible or do I have to create a new TM for every import I do?

Thanks in advance.


Direct link Reply with quote

tectranslate ITS GmbH
Local time: 21:17
+ ...
When in doubt, read the manual Aug 15, 2008

My SDL Trados 2007 Translator’s Workbench User Guide says on page 5-25:

When working with file-based translation memories, the Import command is only available when you open the translation memory in exclusive access mode.

Instructions on how to do that can be found on pages 11-5 through 11-6.


Direct link Reply with quote
Japanese to English
Ahhh... Aug 16, 2008

I did check the manual but obviously not hard enough. Thanks for that.

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Import option greyed out when importing into existing TM

Advanced search

BaccS – Business Accounting Software
Modern desktop project management for freelance translators

BaccS makes it easy for translators to manage their projects, schedule tasks, create invoices, and view highly customizable reports. User-friendly, integration, community-driven development – a few reasons BaccS is trusted by translators!

More info »
SDL MultiTerm 2017
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2017 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2017 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search