TML and WF Classic
Thread poster: Benno Groeneveld

Benno Groeneveld  Identity Verified
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Aug 10, 2010

I recently lost my hard drive (in a Dell laptop bought new last November, but that's an other story). Using Word 7, I reinstalled everything, including WF and WF Classic. Everything seemed allright. I prefer Classic over the new-fangled version and I have a client who has been sending me Word files and TMX-generated TRADOS memories.

Until now I just clicked on that TMX file while using WF Classic and everything was converted to a TXT file automatically. But that has stopped, even although that conversion worked for a bit with the new hard disk and TMX files.

Any suggestions?


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Word 2007 Aug 10, 2010

Benno Groeneveld wrote:
Until now I just clicked on that TMX file while using WF Classic and everything was converted to a TXT file automatically. But that has stopped, even although that conversion worked for a bit with the new hard disk and TMX files.
Any suggestions?

I understand that you speak about Word 2007. WF Classic works with Word 2007 when you correctly add the *.dot template of WF Classic into Word option command. Here TMX is converted to WF *.txt TM.

If you want Trados *.txt TM, import TMX to Trados Workbench and export as *.txt format. It is different in tags from WF Classic TM, however.
Best regards,

Soonthon L.


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Which version TMX? Aug 10, 2010

Ask your client to send you a TMX 1.1, not TMX 1.4. The problem is probably about tags that Trados leaves in TMX when exporting to 1.4.

 

Benno Groeneveld  Identity Verified
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Thanks Aug 10, 2010

Thanks for the helps and hints. Strangely enough, when I import the TMX files, it creates a txt/usable file. Which first shows empty and then suddenly has lots of TUs.

Ah well, it's a computer after all. Our is not to wonder why, ours is just to adapt.


 


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