How to download unclean/bilingual XLIFF file in WFA
Thread poster: Kaya Green

Kaya Green  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:49
German to English
Nov 4, 2013

Hey there,
I'm using Wordfast Anywhere for the first time and need to download a bilingual document to send back to the client.

They wanted the translation done in Trados and the files were .xliff, but after some research it looked like WFA could handle this. There was no problem uploading the files and I converted the Trados TMs into a fitting format.

I was told in no uncertain terms not to change the source files structurally as they are to be reimported into Trados by the client. Not being very technologically minded, I assume this means deliver them back in the same format?? Can I download bilingual xliff files or does it only download other formats? If so, can I deliver the files in a different format that they can then reimport into Trados?

Typically I have left this to the last minute and have to send the translations tonight, so any answers are much appreciated! Thanks!


Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:49
Finnish to French
File > Download Document File Nov 4, 2013

If you have uploaded a supported file to your Wordfast Anywhere account and translated it there, you should be able to obtain the translated version by selecting File > Download Document File.

This should apply to .SDLXLIFF files (the special XLIFF flavour used by SDL's tool) just like it applies to .DOCX, .PPTX etc.

If you are having problems doing this, you can ask for guidance on the dedicated Anywhere mailing list, as the real experts hang out there rather than on this forum.


Kaya Green  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:49
German to English
So simple it can't be true Nov 4, 2013

Thank you so much - clearly I was overcomplicating matters by looking in the 'bilingual tools' list...
That has worked very well!


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