How to translate ttx file/ Word Document in Wordfast classsic?
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Timothy Rake  Identity Verified
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Oct 23, 2012

Client sent me both a .ttx file and WORD file. I guess I'm not understanding if translating the WORD document in WORDFAST is sufficient. Do I/ can I convert a cleaned Wordfast document to .ttx? When I try to open the .ttx file with the designation "all files" in WORD and began with the cursor down option in Wordfast, the file crashes.

Any suggestions?


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Ask your client what they need Oct 23, 2012

If they sent you a ttx it looks like they want you to translated that and send it back and the translation in Word.
There is an utility called PlusToyz, which is a Word-file with different macros. One lets you convert ttx into Word and back. I have never used it but you can give it a try.
You can download it at the Wordfast files section of Yahoo Groups.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wordfast/files/


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Laurent Slowack  Identity Verified
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Word file first; then the ttx with the TM from Wordfast Oct 23, 2012

If the client send a ttx; then, that is what he most likely wants back.
The steps; only if you have Trados TagEditor as a trial installed; otherwise like my colleague advised.
1) Translate in Wf and use a TM.
2) Export the TM from txt to txm format in the Editor of Wordfast
3) Import the txm TM into a new TM from the Workbench in Trados
4) Run the ttx file through the imported TM

Send the client the unclean ttx file. You're done.
Best of luck.


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