Delivery of unclean files?
Thread poster: Hélène Curtis

Hélène Curtis  Identity Verified
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Apr 5, 2010

Hi All,

I'm a little bit confused as to what unclean file means. I recently worked on a project and delivered the translation "unclean"...meaning I did tamper with the Word doc. after I exported it from TradoEditor...but then the client came back and said than unclean means "with Trados tags" and because my doc. does not have tags, he would not be able to update the memory.

Can somebody help me understand and perhaps explain to me how to go about delivering "unclean" files?

Thanks in advance.

Hélène


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Technische Foren » SDL Trados support » What is an 'unclean' file in Trados? Apr 5, 2010

Hello Hélène ,

I would first of all take a look here: http://deu.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/84205-what_is_an_unclean_file_in_trados.html, and elsewhere on these forums.

Good luck!

Michael


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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unclean is bilingual Apr 5, 2010

Unclean means the bilingual version, when the source and target segments are both there.
If you've done it within Word with Workbench, it's the bilingual .doc
If you've done it with TagEditor, it's the bilingual .ttx
If you've done it with Studio, it's the .sdxliff


 

Hélène Curtis  Identity Verified
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Step by step instruction Apr 5, 2010

Hi Emma,

So how do I do it? What are the steps?...starting with receiving the file from the client?

Hélène


 

Hélène Curtis  Identity Verified
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on second thought... Apr 6, 2010

Emma,

It may be that the client is confused...when I sent back the files, I put the Target doc in its own folder...separated from its bilingual doc...perhaps he did not see it...anyways, I sent him another email with the two docs together...hopefully that will clear things up.


 


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