Multiterm 2014: how to open file extensions .xdm, .xdt, .xml
Thread poster: Alessandra Martina Martines

Alessandra Martina Martines  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
English to Italian
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Aug 3, 2015

Dear all,

I have received a project to be carried out in Trados Studio 2014 and for which I am supposed to use Multiterm.

I use Trados Studio 2014 (freelance version) and I can not open any of the files I was given for Multiterm and which have the following extensions:

Together with this files, I was also given a .wps file which I have never used before.

Could you please tell me how to open these files and use them?
Thank you in advance.



Liselotte K. de Hennig  Identity Verified
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Spanish to German
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Creating Multiterm TB with xdt and xml file Aug 3, 2015

Hi Alessandra,
a xdt and a xml are used to create a termbase in Multiterm:
Under you can see how to do it.

A WPS file has three possible file associations, but is most likely a Microsoft Works Word Processor Document.
About xdm I could not find any conclusive information.


[Bearbeitet am 2015-08-03 17:19 GMT]


Annette Heinrich  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:08
Dutch to German
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New link Sep 28, 2017

The link given by Liselotte doesn't work anymore, since the SDL knowledge base was moved.
If anyone comes across this post to solve this problem, here is the new link:

Greetings from France,


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