Cannot select TXT file TM
Thread poster: Seamus Moran

Seamus Moran  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:37
German to English
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Dec 4, 2008

I am trying to import a Trados TM into Wordfast which was given to me by an agency. The format appears to be correct - a TXT file - but when I click on "Select TM" and select the TM it then says "this is a Trados Text TM, not a Wordfast TM". How can I resolve this problem?


Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:37
French to English
TMX Dec 4, 2008

The agency needs to export to TMX before sending the TM to you.

You can't use a trados .txt TM in Wordfast, only TMX will do.

The correct file extension is .tmx


Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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English to Turkish
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Olifant Dec 4, 2008

You can use Olifant to open Trados txt files and save as Wordfast TM.
Version of the txt file may cause problems.
Deleting the first line of the txt file ...
TWBExportFile version="7.0" generator="TW4Win" build=""
... may solve the problem.

And Olifant has two versions: Olifant by Enlaso and Olifant by Okapi. AFAIR you should use Enlaso's version to open Trados txt files.


Seamus Moran  Identity Verified
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Enlaso Olifant version Dec 4, 2008

I can't find that version - on their website they refer you to Okapi.


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