Simple Question: Can I import a TM from SDL Trados into Trados 7?
Thread poster: Leena vom Hofe

Leena vom Hofe  Identity Verified
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Mar 10, 2008

Dear Collegues

I haven't found any information using the forum search. Maybe you can help?

I have received a TM from a collegue who has worked for me last week. She works with the latest version of SDL Trados.
I have given her my TM and have now received delivery of her TM which I wanted to import into my Workbench. I work with Trados Freelance 7 and Windows XP.

When importing the txt file I receive the message that Workbench is not working properly and has to be closed.

Is it impossible to import from SDL Trados to Trados 7?

Or could it be because in her TM we have activated the field "allow multiple translations for identical source segments" (which I had not activated in my TM)?

Is it really this simple ? (meaning I simply can not import from SDL Trados to an older version?) Or can someone explain what the problem is?

Thanks a million for your help!

Have a nice day!

Leena


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Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
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tmx Mar 10, 2008

the tm should be compatible. but to make sure, you can ask your friend to export the tm to tmx, instead of txt.

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Thank you Mar 10, 2008

Thanks for your answer.

I will ask her.

Shall she export into 1.1 or 1.4 or 1.4b tmx?
(There are several possiblities...)

Thank you Mulyadi!

Leena


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1.4b Mar 10, 2008

according to this page: http://www.lisa.org/Translation-Memory-e.34.0.html, trados 7 is tmx 1.4b compliant.

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Thanks Mar 10, 2008

Thank you, Mulyadi

I will try.

Have a nice day!

leena

[Edited at 2008-03-10 10:31]


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Export format Mar 10, 2008

When in doubt, always export your TMX file in 1.1 format. The units in the TM are still exactly the same (between formats, the differences are external to the segments) and no information will be lost in case you use 1.1 when you could have used 1.4. We all use different versions and some of the newer file formats are not backward compatible, so it is always best to go back in time and use a format that is most likely compatible with all versions (1.1 definitely is). Unless, of course, you have been asked for a specific format or if you know exactly which version other team members are using and can figure out the best choice for them (which is your case at the moment).

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