I'm really hoping somebody will give me a bit of guidance on how to get started on a Trados project I've received from a paying client. I've used Trados before a few times and I've attended training but I use the tool so infrequently (I usually work in SDLX)
You can use SDLX to work on TTX files (see SDL Exchange in the switchboard).
that I find myself stumped each time I receive a new project. Would you be kind enough to help? Here's my project brief:
* 736 html and htm files for conversion from EN-US to EN-UK. Please keep the structure of the folder and sub-folders. (Q: is there any way to process these files in bulk instead of opening each file separately?)
Installed by default in the Trados > Tools group and displayed in Synergy.
In DVX, you can switch to the project view and the contents of all the files is displayed in one window with no additional operations.
Another reason to leave SDL software and work as a human
TM (.tmx) & Glossary (.mdb)
* Please make sure you use the terminology in Trados MultiTerm during translation
* Please provide updated TMs in your delivery
Generally, no problem.
And you can use the termbase in SDLX.
* Ensure HTML is with Windows code pages
Normally Trados uses the Windows code page.
It will work fine, I think.
* Cleaned html & dirty ttx
So I've got Translator's workbench open and Trados Synergy. Where do I start?
Follow the Synergy project creation wizard.
I recalled something about importing a tmx to make a tmw so I created a new tmw, imported the tmx into it and now have a tmw open on Translator's workbench. Correct?
So how do I open the source files in Trados? How do I use the glossary / Multiterm?
You must declare it in Workbench or in the Synergy project.
First, you must to import it in MT (Termbase > Load external termbase).
What does the note about Windows code pages mean? How do I end up with cleaned html and dirty ttx files?
When the job is finished, run the cleanup, so the (lean) html target files will be generated from the ttx bilingual (dirtyy) files.
I think the tmw will be updated as I go along - do I have to export back to a tmx to deliver?
Export to a new tmx file.
I'm sorry, this is probably all really basic stuff but I'm stumped. Any help very much appreciated.
In fact, a lot of your question seem rather basic and I suppose it may be better to switch to SDLX if you know better this environment.