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Thread poster: Benoit Cros

Benoit Cros  Identity Verified
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Jun 1, 2016


I have a weird issue with Trados. I just created a project with 2 files and the preparation went just normally. But I had forgotten a third file. I added it. And now, I can't open any of the files. And when I right-click, the option "Open for translation" is not available. There's actually just one option available which is "Copy into target language", which doesn't make sense because it has been done before.

Anyone knows what happens here?



Susanne Kress  Identity Verified
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Switch back to target language Jun 1, 2016

Hi, Benoit, have a look here:




Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
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Did you run the batch task "Prepare" ... Jun 1, 2016

.. for the file you added?

When you create a project, the source files are converted to bilingual format (SDLXLIFF). If you add a new file or replace one afterwards, you need to repeat this task for the added file otherwise it does not get converted to SDLXLIFF.



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