Open Excel file in Trados Studio with Cell settings
Thread poster: Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher  Identity Verified
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May 26, 2014

Hi all,

I have Excel file with 2000 cell. It is one column and 2000 rows. I want to open it in Trados Studio, so that I have only 2000 segments.
In my file, every cell contains more than one sentence separated by fullstops. As you know, Trados consider every single sentence as one segment.

I have tried with Files Types settings, but can not see such option available for Excel 2007.

Thanks very much in advance.


SDL Community  Identity Verified
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Easy enough :-) May 26, 2014

Hi Ahmed,

Just change the segmentation on your TM to be used for paragraph based segmentation instead. With an excel file each cell is considered to a paragraph. So if you segment based on paragraph instead of sentence then you'll see the desired result.

You can find this ins Translation Memories -> Settings -> Language Resources -> Segmentation Rules. It's just a check box:




Ahmed Maher  Identity Verified
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Thanks a million May 26, 2014


For prompt reply, clear instructions, professionalism, and kindness, I shall say "Bravo 100%".

Thanks very much.



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