How to open .idt file in SDLX?
Thread poster: Birthe Omark

Birthe Omark  Identity Verified
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Apr 21, 2010

this is a probably a pretty basic question. Non the less I get stuck.

I have received a .idt fil and just that! I rarely work in SDLX, so I have been searching how to open the file.
Whenever I try to search for the file, the system asks for a .mdb file.

Can anybody kindly give me the pixy-book version?

I have also tried to open the file in TagEditor. It worked, but I couldn't save the file as bilingual. Is that normal, when I could open it allright?.

Kind regards,


Giuliana Buscaglione  Identity Verified
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SDLX > Edit > Open file Apr 22, 2010

Hello Birthe,

simply open SDLX (the program, you do not mention which Trados version you use, but it is "shipped" with Trados since version 2006, in case you haven't installed it yet) and then clic on the Edit module. Once Edit is open, clic on "open file".

After that, open a TM (or create one).

Theoretically, you could "import the *.itd file into TaEditor" and translate it in TE, but I wouldn't do it, as I have noticed that sometimes tags are moved or the segmentation is modified.



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