How to import a .txt file into a Wordfast TM?
Thread poster: Chloë Peyredieu

Chloë Peyredieu  Identity Verified
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Oct 24, 2008


I wonder if it is possible to import a Trados TM (via a .txt file) into a Wordfast TM ? I have tried, but haven't succeed ! Any advice will be helpful.


Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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tmx Oct 24, 2008


1. Get the TM in TMX format

2. download the open-source Oliphant tool and export it as TMX.

3. use XBench software ( to convert txt to tmx


Chloë Peyredieu  Identity Verified
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Thanks Oct 24, 2008

Thanks a lot Spiros. I will try your solution. It helps me a lot !


Simon Mountifield  Identity Verified
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This particular question has cropped up a few times recently. Basically, Spiros is spot on with his advice. However, I would just suggest one minor change - if I understood you correctly, you wish to use a Trados memory (in .txt format) in Wordfast. If so, do what Spiros said with Olifant, but export it in "Wordfast TM" format (open the memory, click on "File > Export" and choose "Wordfast TM" from the Format drop-down menu). You can then open it in Wordfast (remember to click on the Reorganise button in Wordfast afterwards).

Have a look at these posts as well:

You could also have a look at the wiki article on tmx conversion:

Good luck,


[Edited at 2008-10-24 19:11]


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