SDL Studio - Merging RTF files into one prior to translate in Studio - Split them again after transl
Thread poster: MyTMsprl

MyTMsprl
Belgium
Local time: 16:19
Jan 6, 2017

Hi,
I'm looking for a tool to merge hundred of small RTF files into one document.
Then I would translate the merged file with Studio.
After translation, the merged file would be split up again into the original small documents.
The Quick Merge option from Studio is not an option.....adding thousands of small RTFs to a project takes ages
Thanks for your help

Regards,

Georges


 

Piero Intonti  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 16:19
Member
Italian to English
+ ...
useful tools Jan 6, 2017

Hello!

You can use this tool ( first in trial mode) to merge the files
http://www.hothotsoftware.com/ms_word_join_documents_software/

and then this other one to split.

http://www.hothotsoftware.com/ms_word_split_extract_pages_software/

I do not remember if it works with RTF but I think it 's the same.

Hope this can help.

Piero


 

MyTMsprl
Belgium
Local time: 16:19
TOPIC STARTER
File names Jan 6, 2017

Thanks but unfortunately, it won't work....once the files have been merged and translated, I need to split them and retain the orginal file names and content.
For example
file1.rtf
Text=This is the house
file2.rtf
Text=This is the red house

The merged file must contain

This is the house
This is the red house

With some indications of the original file names 'in hidden text, in columns, whatever matching the corresponding content

Let's say the translation of the merged file is
Ceci est la maison
Ceci est la maison rouge

After the translation is done and completed in Studio, the merged and translated file must be processed again and give

file1.rtf
Text=Ceci est la maison
file2.rtf
Text=Ceci est la maison rouge


 

Toon Theuwis (X)  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 16:19
English to Dutch
+ ...
Should work within Trados Jan 6, 2017

I don't know which version of Trados you use, but I 'virtually' merge files like this in Studio 2017:

1. Create a project with all the files you need in Trados
2. In the files view, select all the files.
3. Hit enter

This should open all files and present them in the editor window as if it was one big file. When you look back in the files view you'll see that all files are still there.

Maybe you already know this and can't perform this operation due to the large number of files. You say it takes ages to add thousands of files in Trados. How many files are we talking about here? I have never tried this with thousands of files, but I can't see why this should be a problem.


 

Andrzej Mierzejewski  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 16:19
Polish to English
+ ...
with a single folder Jan 9, 2017

Toon Theuwis wrote:
I don't know which version of Trados you use, but I 'virtually' merge files like this in Studio 2017:
1. Create a project with all the files you need in Trados
2. In the files view, select all the files.
3. Hit enter


For item 1: or, you can create a project with a single folder containing all the files. See: Add folder...
The other items remain the same.

HTH


 


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