Rcvd .isc & multiterm files. What to do with them?
Thread poster: Harmen Rijks

Harmen Rijks  Identity Verified
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Jun 8, 2007

I use the latest version of SDL/Trados.

My client has sent a .isc file to translate and a whole set of multiterm files.

I have managed to open the .isc file in Tageditor, regardless of whether it's the correct program to use but have unsuccessfully tried to open the other files. These are one .xdt file, a glossary saved in xml, and 3 glossaries in MS Excel worksheet format. Unfortunately I have no idea how these files relate to each other.

As I haven't really used MultiTerm before and find the manual a pain to read I haven't been able to work out how to use the MultiTerm files. Opening the files through MT via File/Open is obviously not something this program does. Probably would have been to easy....

Could someone explain step by step what to do with them?

I tried calling SDL, but their support line is constantly engaged. There might be a few more people having some problems out there!


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Boris Kimel  Identity Verified
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The whole bunch - just a glossary Jun 8, 2007

The xdt is a termbase definition. Create a new termbase, telling MultiTerm to load an existing definition and point to the .xdt file. Then import whatever xml you have, hopefully it fits the termbase structure (should be client's export OK). And as the last step import the Excel data using Multiterm 2007 Convert.

Hope this helps.


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Harmen Rijks  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Jun 8, 2007

Boris Kimel wrote:

The xdt is a termbase definition. Create a new termbase, telling MultiTerm to load an existing definition and point to the .xdt file. Then import whatever xml you have, hopefully it fits the termbase structure (should be client's export OK). And as the last step import the Excel data using Multiterm 2007 Convert.

Hope this helps.


Hi Boris,
If only the manual could have told me this..... Worked out the first two steps by playing around with it, but couldn't work out where the excel files fitted in. I'll give it a try straight away.

Thanks

Harmen


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Harmen Rijks  Identity Verified
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Can't convert! Jun 8, 2007

Harmen Rijks wrote:

Boris Kimel wrote:

The xdt is a termbase definition. Create a new termbase, telling MultiTerm to load an existing definition and point to the .xdt file. Then import whatever xml you have, hopefully it fits the termbase structure (should be client's export OK). And as the last step import the Excel data using Multiterm 2007 Convert.

Hope this helps.


Hi Boris,
If only the manual could have told me this..... Worked out the first two steps by playing around with it, but couldn't work out where the excel files fitted in. I'll give it a try straight away.

Thanks

Harmen


On step 4 I get a message stating: 'The conversion option could not be initialised properly. Excel can not be started.

Any idea what this means? I have tried with Excel 2000 open and shut, but it won't let me convert it.


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C. Mouton  Identity Verified
France
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How wonderful to find you! Jul 28, 2007

I started as a freelance in March past only, and I have been struggling with Multiterm glossaries.

It is wonderful to be able to find help here.

Thank you very much, Boris!


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