Splitting up large TM?
Thread poster: Alice Klingener

Alice Klingener  Identity Verified
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Mar 26, 2009

I have an important Wordfast TM which is now up to over 8,900 entries. I've exported it as a TMX file to use with another tool, but find that I am rapidly approaching the size limit for TM databases in that tool. It was suggested that I break up the large TM into several smaller ones. What is the best way to do this?

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Which TM do you want to split? Mar 26, 2009

If it’s the source Wordfast TM, you can do it in any text editor by removing unnecessary lines. If it’s a TM of the other tool, you should ask in the respective support forum.

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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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compress it Mar 26, 2009

use the 'compress' and 'reorganize' option of WF to remove the TUs that have never been re-used, i.e. have count equal to '0'. The TM will shrink dramatically. Then export ot TMX and hook up in Trados or whatever you have there...

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