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

Suzanne Reynolds  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:09
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]


 

Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 22:09
Member (2010)
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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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.


 

Suzanne Reynolds  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:09
Chinese to English
TOPIC STARTER
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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