Importing TM from Trados to WordFast
Thread poster: Dagmar Broberg

Dagmar Broberg  Identity Verified
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Nov 3, 2008

Dear All,

I appreciat your help on this.
I work on a translation that should be done in either Trados or WordFast, I only have WordFast. Now the agency wants to help me and sent me their TM as 5 files with endings iix, mdf, mtf, tmw plus one Autodesk MapGuide ActiveX Control. I cannot open them in WordFast so they are useless for me. Is it possible to do it?
Thank you very much for advice.

Dagmar


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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No way Nov 3, 2008

Those files are Trados own TM format that cannot be used with Wordfast. Ask them to send you a TM in TMX format or as uncleaned files.

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Capesha  Identity Verified
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contact the agency Nov 3, 2008

and ask them to provide a tmx format. That doesn't seem to be much work - but you will be able to use the memory without any problems.

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Simon Mountifield  Identity Verified
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TMX Nov 3, 2008

Hi,

Capesha and esperantisto are right - you can't do anything with those five files. Ask the agency to send you their TM in .txt or preferably .tmx format. You can then use it in Wordfast - if you have any trouble importing a .tmx TM into Wordfast, try looking at some recent posts on the subject, such as:

http://www.proz.com/forum/wordfast_support/118187-importing_tmx_file_into_existing_memory.html

HTH,

Simon


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Dagmar Broberg  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much. Nov 3, 2008

I appreciate your time, I'll contact the agency.

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Dagmar Broberg  Identity Verified
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Many thanks for your time Nov 15, 2008

Simon Mountifield wrote:

Hi,

Capesha and esperantisto are right - you can't do anything with those five files. Ask the agency to send you their TM in .txt or preferably .tmx format. You can then use it in Wordfast - if you have any trouble importing a .tmx TM into Wordfast, try looking at some recent posts on the subject, such as:

http://www.proz.com/forum/wordfast_support/118187-importing_tmx_file_into_existing_memory.html

HTH,

Simon


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