Wordfast Pro won't open/convert TMX Trados TM
Thread poster: Judith Lang

Judith Lang  Identity Verified
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Sep 23, 2013

Normally, it's dead simple: my customer sends me the TMX export of their SDL Trados file, I open it in Wordfast Pro 3.2.0, Wordfast converts it to TXT, I get all the matches and translate the text. Easy breezy.

However,
With the current TMX export, I keep getting this error message:

***fatalerror*** Error on line 2711 of document file:///xxxxx en-uk_de-de.tmx : XML document structures must start and end within the same entity. Nested exception: XML document structures must start and end within the same entity.

Drives me crazy. This TM should give me at least 50% full matches, and I can't even open the thing ...

What could be wrong?

[Edited at 2013-09-23 08:56 GMT]


 

FarkasAndras
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What could be wrong Sep 23, 2013

Most likely, there's some problem with the XML tags in the file. It could be something that can be fixed in 2 minutes by hand. If you post the file here, I'll have a look.
If you can't publish the file, open a good TMX file and this one in a text editor side by side and see if there are differences in the header and at the end (missing </body> or </tmx> tag at the end, for instance). The structure of TMX files is fairly comprehensible so it's not that hard. As a last resort, you could try transplanting the header of a good TMX in the same language combination into the new file. Overwrite the old header, of course.


 

Judith Lang  Identity Verified
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Olifant Sep 23, 2013

Thanks for your input! I'll do that in a minute. I managed to open the file in Olifant and exported it as Wordfile txt. Now I can open the file in Wordfast, however, the matches are gone. The TM gives me about 10% matches, where it should be at least 50%!

 

Judith Lang  Identity Verified
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Where can I send the file to? Sep 23, 2013

Also, I don't want to put the TMX online. I tried sending it to you through proz but the the message that it's an invalid file type. This doesn't bear well ....

Regards,
Judith


 

Judith Lang  Identity Verified
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SOLVED Sep 23, 2013

Hold your horses!
The customer forwarded the file to their IT department and they found the error and send me a new file. Opens perfectly, all TM matches are available.

Sorry to have bothered you!


 


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