Converting glossaries
Thread poster: Pablo Roufogalis
Pablo Roufogalis
Colombia
Local time: 01:14
English to Spanish
Dec 8, 2004

Hello to all.

I'm planning the development of a Word VBA macro that would allow me to convert Word tables into XML for importing into MultiTerm iX.

Has anyone here attempted that and is willing to share some tips and tools?

It seems straightforward but it is always better if you can stand on someone elses's shoulders.

Thanks in advance.


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 08:14
German to Spanish
Why a macro? why XML? Dec 8, 2004

You can save this table as a Excel file and import it to Multiterm.

More, with Excel you can "create" a complex Multiterm database better than with Multiterm.

Rgds

Toledo


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Ivaylo Ivanov  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Member (2005)
English to Bulgarian
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I'm willing to collaborate Dec 8, 2004

Pablo Roufogalis wrote:

Hello to all.

I'm planning the development of a Word VBA macro that would allow me to convert Word tables into XML for importing into MultiTerm iX.

Has anyone here attempted that and is willing to share some tips and tools?

It seems straightforward but it is always better if you can stand on someone elses's shoulders.

Thanks in advance.


Hi Pablo!

It'll be a great tool. I'm willing to help you in any way. I'm not good at XML but I'm learning
First of all, I think a simple find-and-replace macro will do but it all depends on how complex the dictionary is. Please, post an XML export sample of your database structure here to examine it. Maybe Excel is a more appropriate tool.

Keep us posted with the progress of your work.

Ivaylo


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Moving the thread... Dec 8, 2004

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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:14
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Converting glossaries Dec 8, 2004

Pablo,

WordML would be the obvious solution, no?

Marc


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Pablo Roufogalis
Colombia
Local time: 01:14
English to Spanish
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Word 2000 Dec 8, 2004

MarcPrior wrote:

Pablo,

WordML would be the obvious solution, no?

Marc


Hello Marc and thanks fro your reply.

I'm using Office 2000/Windows 2000 and have no plans to upgrade anytime soon. Is this tool adequate for Word 2000?

Thanks in advance.


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Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 08:14
Member (2005)
English to Polish
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I have a Perl script that does that... Dec 10, 2004

Pablo Roufogalis wrote:

MarcPrior wrote:

Pablo,

WordML would be the obvious solution, no?

Marc


Hello Marc and thanks fro your reply.

I'm using Office 2000/Windows 2000 and have no plans to upgrade anytime soon. Is this tool adequate for Word 2000?

Thanks in advance.


But at the moment its not very cofigurable, i.e. I edit it manually when I want to change the language direction, English - Polish or vice versa, and it does not take any other language parameters. I'd have to work on it and release it, when it is ready to go public.

Regards,

Piotr


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