Unable to clean a file in TagEditor.
Thread poster: chopra_2002

chopra_2002  Identity Verified
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Mar 11, 2009

I am a new user of Trados and have Windows XP, MS Office 2003 and Trados 7.0. I am unable to clean a file translated by me by using TagEditor and the following message is shown in the Workbench:

Unable to locate original file.

Could you please guide me what is wrong and how to fix this problem?


Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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Put... Mar 11, 2009

... the original file to the same folder as the TTX-file...

Use the Search function and RTFM.


Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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Save as target text Mar 11, 2009

If you for instance have translated an RTF file with TagEditor, the bilingual file is now RTF.TTX. Save this file in "Target text only". If you have the original RTF file in the same directory (which is compulsory), Trados will ask you if you really want to overwrite the file. Select "yes" and off you go. After that you will have an RTF file in the target language, i.e. the translated text. Be sure that you have saved the original RTF (from client) in another directory as well.

Compared to Trados + Word, there is no real "clean up" within the combination Trados + TagEditor, as the main principle is to save as target text only.

Hope this helps.



Vito Smolej
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"Save as target text" Mar 11, 2009

Erik Hansson wrote:

If you for instance have translated an RTF file with TagEditor, the bilingual file is now RTF.TTX. Save this file in "Target text only". ...

... that's fine, but the point is, the original file is necessary as well, next to TTX, in the same subdirectory (repeating the msg by Sergej);


Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Same problem is being discussed in another thread Mar 11, 2009

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