Switch to Vista and WF not converting Trados .txt TMs anymore
Thread poster: Yoanna

Yoanna  Identity Verified
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Jun 19, 2008

Hi All,

I always received a .txt Trados TM from my Client and my WF converted it into a WF TM without a problem. Yet now I switched to a new computer (Windows Vista) and the Trados .txt TM won't load, giving me a message that "this is a Trados txt TM, and not a WF TM". Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

Joanna

[Edited at 2008-06-19 17:47]


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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file association Jun 19, 2008

go to "file extensions", search for "txt", check associations with the software, and remove Trados from the list (this file type should be associated with notepad.exe only).

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but... Jun 19, 2008

Thanks! But where do I find "file extensions" in WF?

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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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system settings Jun 20, 2008

On your desktop: My_Computer -> Service -> Properties -> File_Types. It's not WF, it the association set in the system (Win).

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Yoanna  Identity Verified
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Still struggling Aug 26, 2009

Hi, I managed to work around this problem on a different computer but now I really need help. The advice did not help because Trados was not a program associated with .txt files [but the TM still "told me" that it cannot be open because it is a Trados text TM not a Wordfast one]. I do not have Trados at all.

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Jamie Lucero  Identity Verified
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Trados .txt supported in older versions Sep 7, 2009

You must have upgraded from an older version of Wordfast Classic because older versions used to support converting Trados .txt files to Wordfast TMs. However, this feature has not existed in Wordfast Classic since late 2006 I believe. You might try looking for version 5.50i in the Wordfast repository at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wordfast/files/Wordfast repository/ if you really want this functionality. However, it would be much easier to request TMX TMs from Trados users instead of Trados .txt TMs.

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