I'm new to Trados and trying to create TM from word docx or .txt
Thread poster: S_Reynolds

S_Reynolds  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:57
Chinese to English
Jan 12, 2016

Hi,

I'm new to Trados (I have Studio 2015) and I'm trying to create TMs from word docx or .txt. I find docx format isn't an option when I try to create a TM and creating from .txt yields an error message.

I know this question has been asked in this forum before and I've read the answers, but to be honest I find the replies difficult to follow.

Is it possible to create a TM from a Word docx?

Thank you for any help offered.

Edit: I am trying to create the TM from glossary lists and not from a Translation project.

[Edited at 2016-01-12 18:20 GMT]


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Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
Norway
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Studio would not understand what is source and target in a docx file ... Jan 12, 2016

... so I am uncertain how you would expect Studio to import it. So the short answer would be: No.

You would need to convert the docx or txt format to a format that Studio can import. I would create an Excel file from the docx file, with 1 column with source, and 1 column target.

Then use GlossaryConverter (should follow in the Studio package) and convert the Excel file to xml so that Studio can import it.


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S_Reynolds  Identity Verified
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Very clear instructions Jan 12, 2016

Thank you for that very precise and clear advice, Roy. I will do just that.

Regards


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