Trados 2011: Failed to save target content: unable to locate original file
Thread poster: Bryan Cahoon
Bryan Cahoon  Identity Verified
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Jun 19, 2013

This is my first time working with Trados, so I'm at a loss. I was sent an XLIFF file and a TTX file - the customer said I could use either one, so I worked with the XLIFF document. Do I need something else in order to save the target file? I've already pressed F8, and the file comes up as having no errors. Is there something else I should do?

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Bryan Cahoon  Identity Verified
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Answer not needed immediately, but still wanted. Jun 19, 2013

I have been in contact with the client, and she will accept the bilingual file, but in case I run into this problem again, it would be good to know what I need to do/have different. Thanks for any responses.

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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Source file Jun 19, 2013

Bryan Cahoon wrote:

I was sent an XLIFF file and a TTX file


Were you sent a source file?


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Bryan Cahoon  Identity Verified
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Just the two files I already mentioned Jun 19, 2013

No, I wasn't, just the 2 files that I mentioned - I was wondering if this was what the problem was, and I'm assuming by your question, that it was - if so, thanks for the response!

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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Solved! Jun 19, 2013

No source file = no target file.

By the way, the client should send you the source file, not just so that you can produce a target file, but also because it's very important to see the context of what your translating.


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Orrin Cummins  Identity Verified
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Agree Jun 19, 2013

Emma Goldsmith wrote:

No source file = no target file.

By the way, the client should send you the source file, not just so that you can produce a target file, but also because it's very important to see the context of what your translating.


Especially so when you have style guides that have differing rules for different types of section headings, chart titles etc. Hard (more or less impossible) to tell what's what simply from the .sdlxliff.


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