How to glue many files Studio 2017
Thread poster: Izabel Santos

Izabel Santos
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Sep 28, 2018

Please, I would like to know if it is possible to convert many small files (sdlxliff) into only 1 big file and open it in Studio 2017.

Best regards,


Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Superglue Sep 29, 2018

Just print them out and superglue them to your screen.

You can open various files at once by selecting them using shift and arrow keys in the project/files windows and pressing Enter or right click/open and they will all open at the same time in Studio.


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If you want one sdlxliff file… Sep 29, 2018

… you can have a look at this article:
Basically, you open all the files in Studio and then grab the sdlxliff file available in the temp folder mentioned in the article. This sdlxliff file is a merged version of all the ones open in Studio.
Good luck!
… Jesús Prieto …


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Yes and no Sep 29, 2018

Izabel Santos wrote:
I would like to know if it is possible to convert many small files (SDLXLIFF) into only 1 big file and open it in Studio 2017.

You can glue them together ("merge" them) at the time that you add them to the project, but you can't unglue them afterwards. So, you can create one large file and translate it, and add your translations to the TM and then afterwards create another project with the individual files and run them against the TM.

If the files are all in a single folder, you can also open them all at the same time, which means they'll look like one large file on your screen, but they'll still be separate files in reality. The feature to open multiple files at once only applies to files that are in the same folder or subfolder.

I know of no way to merge individual SDLXLIFF files outside of Trados into a file that Trados will still treat like an SDLXLIFF file.


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