Cannot export a TMX/TXT file from Trados 2007
Thread poster: ff4life

Local time: 05:14
English to French
Jan 29, 2013

Hello all,

I must be one of the last person to still use this software in 2013. The fact is, it is driving me crazy right now and putting me into trouble.

Here is the problem: I am trying to export my TM under a TMX/TXT file (which should be simple as 1, 2, 3) and after a few seconds, the export process stops and the system says "Invalid source segment" in red. I have tried times and times again, and it just does not work. It always stops at 40 600 and, when trying to reorganize my TM, it still interrupts the process at 40 600!

Can anyone help me troubleshoot this?

Thanks in advance,

JL Ungerer

[Modifié le 2013-01-29 13:07 GMT]

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Egidijus Slepetys  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:14
German to Lithuanian
no solution Jan 29, 2013

everyone knows this error there is no solution.
You can still use the TM for concordance search. You only can't export it. That's my case.

[Redaguota 2013-01-29 19:15 GMT]

[Redaguota 2013-01-29 19:16 GMT]

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Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:14
Member (2002)
German to Spanish
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You should try to delete or modify the offending segment Jan 29, 2013

Old free versions of Wordfast were able to open .tmw files and to export tmx.

If you want to try, you can download version 3.35x from

By the way, you are not the last person in the universe using TRADOS 2007. Lots of my customers have not found a real reason to change to Studio 2009 or 2011.


[Edited at 2013-01-29 23:49 GMT]

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Local time: 05:14
English to French
Deleting segments? Jan 30, 2013

Thanks for your replies, guys.

Jorge, I thought about deleting the offending segment but I absolutely have no idea of how to proceed. All the system is telling me is that the segment is somewhere around "40 600" in the TM, but how I am supposed to go there?

If you could provdide any help, that would be greatly appreciated.


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Local time: 22:14
English to Spanish
Change names of TM files Jan 30, 2013

Sometimes this helps. Change the name of all five files and retry exporting. (Obviously, all names must be the same.)

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Local time: 05:14
English to French
Still does not work Jan 30, 2013

Thanks for the info. However I tried, and it still does not work. I guess I'll have to resign myself. That's really too bad, I don't think I will use Trados anymore. WordFast Pro 3.0 seems to be better option.

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