using / importing clients tm
Thread poster: Constance Mannshardt

Constance Mannshardt  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:06
Member (2005)
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Sep 19, 2005

or working with it...I don't know what to do!

It's the first time in years of working with Trados that a client sends me his TM (5 files). I tried to find out in translation.zone how to work with them properly in order to send the updated TM back to the client at the end, but I couldn't find it.

I will have to open a new TM in workbench, but and then? How do I get his tm into this new one? I tried doing it with the .txt file he sent me, but it didn't work. And why do I need all those 5 other files?

Can somebody help me?


 

Heike Behl, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:06
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just open it ;-) Sep 19, 2005

Since you received 5 files, I assume they have the following extensions:
iix, mdf, mtf, mwf, tmw
These files make up the tm in Trados' own format. All you have to do is open the .tmw file from your Workbench. You don't have to create a new tm. All new translations will be added to the tm, and you can return the same five files to the client.

You only need to create a new tm, if the client sends you the tm in exported form, ie. as a txt. file. In this case, you create your new tm, name it whatever you like, and use the option "Import" from the WB file menu.

HTH!


 

Constance Mannshardt  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:06
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Thanks! Sep 19, 2005

That was very helpful, thank you a lot!
Is there a way of working with my own complete and big TM (which would help me a lot) instead of the little one from the client and just send the client the TM that "belongs" to him?
That would be great!

Heike Behl, Ph.D. wrote:

Since you received 5 files, I assume they have the following extensions:
iix, mdf, mtf, mwf, tmw
These files make up the tm in Trados' own format. All you have to do is open the .tmw file from your Workbench. You don't have to create a new tm. All new translations will be added to the tm, and you can return the same five files to the client.

You only need to create a new tm, if the client sends you the tm in exported form, ie. as a txt. file. In this case, you create your new tm, name it whatever you like, and use the option "Import" from the WB file menu.

HTH!


 

Antoní­n Otáhal
Local time: 07:06
Member (2005)
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Work with your own TM Sep 19, 2005

and before cleaning, make an extra copy of the unclean file, and clean that extra copy to the client's TM.

Antonin


 

Ahmad Hassaballa  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 07:06
Member (2005)
German to Arabic
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Export / Import the TM Sep 19, 2005

Hello Constance,

In order to use a big universal TM made from several different TMs you need to:

1. Opern the client's/small TM, choose File > Export. You'll the create a txt file of the entire TM.
2. Open your universal/big TM, choose File > Import and select the txt file you've just created.

Kind regards,

Ahmad Hassaballa


 


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