How to create TTX file without Trados
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r-lts.com
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Jan 18, 2013

I have read the posts on this link:

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/91259-whats_a_ttx_file.html

However, I still don't exactly know that this is. I have no CAT Tool translation experience, I have only recently downloaded OmegaT but still don't know how to use it.

My client asked me to translate PPT documents into TTX.

I need to know in non-jargon terms that how exactly I can do that without Trados?

Please help. Thanks


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You can't... Jan 18, 2013

... as far as I know, at least not if the TTX is meant for Trados and it probably is. TTX is a bilingual file created by Trados Workbench or Trados TagEditor.

Regards

Paul

[Edited at 2013-01-18 15:01 GMT]


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Can't really create them without Trados Jan 18, 2013

ivy_oops wrote:
I have only recently downloaded OmegaT but still don't know how to use it.
My client asked me to translate PPT documents into TTX.
I need to know in non-jargon terms that how exactly I can do that without Trados?


As far as I know, only Trados 2007 can reliably generate TTX files. In fact, as far as I know, versions of Trados *after* 2007 can't generate TTX files either. Other CAT tools (and Trados 2009/11) may claim to be able to translate TTX files, but only Trados can create those files in the first place, and only Trados can convert the TTX files back to the original file format.

If you can somehow lay your hands on a 30-day trial version of Trados 2007, you should be able to convert the PPT file to TTX. You may get lucky here, but be quick about it.

What you can also do is to tell the client that you can translate TTX files but that you don't have Trados itself, and then ask him if he can generate the TTX files for you. Odds are that if your client wants the translation in TTX format, then he has the ability to deal with TTX files himself (unless he's also a mere middleman...).


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Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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Once you have the TTX files, use the free TTXpress... Jan 19, 2013

for converting them to bilingual rtf, translate them (WordFast will do the trick) and then converting them back to ttx.

By the way, I have a demo of TRADOS 2007 Freelancer somewhere in an old PC. Just write me privately and I will send the TTxpress and/or TRADOS demo to you.

Saludos


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