How to open a document in Trados Studio 2014?
Thread poster: Maria Popova

Maria Popova  Identity Verified
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German to Bulgarian
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Jan 8, 2014

He everyone!

I just upgraded to Studio 2014 and need to open an existing file (SDL XLIFF Document) and can't find a way to do it. I am stunned as in Studio 2011 it was easy enough. Has anyone an idea how I can open a .sdlxliff file in Studio 2014?

Thank you in advance!


Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Different ways Jan 8, 2014

You can open an sdlxliff for translation the same way you open a Word doc.

There are lots of different ways to do it:
- From the Home view, click "Translate Single Document"
I wrote some simple step-by-step instructions about how to do this here:
- From the Home view, create a project and add the sdlxliff file to it.
- Do the above but go through the File tab>Open instead of the Home view.
- Double click the sdlxliff file in Windows Explorer (or right click and select Open With SDL Trados Studio).

I imagine if you are familiar with Studio 2011 then none of the above may help.
Have you already got it in a project and you're trying to reopen the file from scratch? (Studio doesn't like that)
Are you trying to open it in a project with incompatible languages?
Is it not an sdlxliff file at all but some other flavour of xliff that isn't compatible?

... Running out of ideas now.


Maria Popova  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:04
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German to Bulgarian
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Big Thank You! Jan 8, 2014

How simple! I was stuck in searching "Open Document" which obviously doesn't exist anymore in Studio 2014. Your suggestion "Translate Single Document" did the thing. Thank you, Emma! Have a nice evening!


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