Is it possible to combine various .rtf files?
Thread poster: Paula Hernández

Paula Hernández
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:36
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Nov 8, 2011

I have around 30 .rtf files with a couple of words each and I would like to know if would be possible to combine all of them into just one file and after the job is translated, to make them back into their individual files.

Thank you,
Paula


 

Helmaninquiel
Local time: 13:36
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Trados version Nov 8, 2011

What Trados version do you have? In SDL Trados 2007, there is no such option.

 

Paula Hernández
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:36
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
My luck Nov 8, 2011

Helmaninquiel wrote:

What Trados version do you have? In SDL Trados 2007, there is no such option.


That is exactly my version, so I guess I will have to spend time opening and closing files...

Thanks for your answer!


 

George Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:36
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Possible Nov 8, 2011

This is entirely possible. If you have SDL Trados 2007 Suite, it can be done via the "Glue" function, accessed through the Synergy interface, which allows you to add a folder full of source documents to be "glued" together. Then, once translated, you go through the same interface to "unglue" them, and you are left with your individual translated files.

In Trados Studio, I am not aware of any such specific function; it's just a case of adding all the files to the same project. I can't see, however, anything stopping you from using the "Glue" function, then feeding the resulting file through Studio to translate, and then "ungluing" it again afterwards.

Hope this helps a bit!


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
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No problem: Trados Glue Nov 8, 2011

I hate to disagree with Helmaninquiel, but this is well possible with Trados 2007. You can glue ttx files together with "SDL Trados Glue", which automatically installs with Trados 2007. [Of course, you'll have to work in TagEditor, then (but that's strongly advisable anyway)] - Edit: added square brackets: George has proven me wrong as regards this passage.

[Bearbeitet am 2011-11-08 17:13 GMT]


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:36
Member (2006)
Dutch to German
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Also possible in Studio, but ... Nov 8, 2011

George Cook wrote:

In Trados Studio, I am not aware of any such specific function; it's just a case of adding all the files to the same project.


No, this is possible with Studio as well, but, strangely enough, only while creating a new project. Very annoyingly, you can't do that in an existing project. You just merge them in the window where you add the files.


 

Paula Hernández
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:36
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you! Nov 8, 2011

I will try that Glue option.
You saved me such a big amount of time!


 

George Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:36
French to English
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Didn't spot that one Nov 8, 2011

efreitag wrote:

No, this is possible with Studio as well, but, strangely enough, only while creating a new project. Very annoyingly, you can't do that in an existing project. You just merge them in the window where you add the files.



Ah yes - the "Merge Files" button should really have given me a clue! At least I know now if I ever need to do it!


 

Helmaninquiel
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I tought Glue was only for TTX files Nov 8, 2011

You never know when you are learning something new.
Thank you and forgive meicon_biggrin.gif


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:36
Member (2006)
Dutch to German
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ttx only Nov 8, 2011

Helmaninquiel wrote:
I tought Glue was only for TTX files


AFAIK, it is.


 

George Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:36
French to English
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Various filetypes Nov 8, 2011

efreitag wrote:

Helmaninquiel wrote:
I tought Glue was only for TTX files


AFAIK, it is.



Don't think so. In the dialog box there's a drop-down menu for filetype, which includes rtf, html etc.

I must say I haven't actually tried it; we don't have any call for merging files here, but the option is there, so presumably it must work on some level at least.


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:36
Member (2006)
Dutch to German
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TTX only? No! Nov 8, 2011

George Cook wrote:

efreitag wrote:

Helmaninquiel wrote:
I tought Glue was only for TTX files


AFAIK, it is.



Don't think so. In the dialog box there's a drop-down menu for filetype, which includes rtf, html etc.


Indeed, you're right. I'm sorry. It's been a long time since I used it.


 

Paula Hernández
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:36
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Still trying....(T_T) Nov 13, 2011

So, I received another batch with a lot of small rtf files.
I tried to glue them together, but I get the following error from Synergy (in Spanish):

"La variable de tipo Object o la variable de bloque With no está establecida"

(The type Object variable o the block variable With is not established)

Does anybody know how to solve this?

Thank you!


 


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