Problem importing TM into Wordfast 4
Thread poster: SteveW

SteveW
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Nov 25, 2015

Hi,
I'm unable to import a TMX format TM into Wordfast 4.5.0. The (smallish) TM has been exported from Déjà Vu X 9.0.730.

When I try to import into Wordfast I simply get an error message saying "filename.tmx is invalid".

I've opened the TMX file in Olifant and can see no problem and have also resaved from Olifant. But still can't import into Wordfast.

Apart from TMX, the only other import option I can see is "Wordfast Classic" format. Is there a workaround?


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Missing line in TMX? Nov 26, 2015

Have you tried inserting the "missing line" in your TMX? It seems WFP4 expects such a line to be found in order to consider the TMX valid.

 

SteveW
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Missing line added Nov 26, 2015

Thank you, Dominique. I'm sorry, I hadn't seen that earlier post.

Having added the 2nd line, the TMX file still won't import. My TMX file now starts like this:


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Meaning what? Nov 26, 2015

SteveW wrote:

I've opened the TMX file in Olifant and can see no problem and have also resaved from Olifant.


To which exactly format did you resave it from Olifant?


 

SteveW
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resaved as TMX Nov 26, 2015

I thought if Olifant detected an anomaly in the file, it might fix it automatically if I resaved as TMX with another name, which is what I did. I resaved as TMX because that seems to be the only import format Wordfast will accept apart from Wordfast Classic.

PS I've also checked my TMX file in TMXValidator (via Swordfish Translation Editor) and it shows as valid.

[Edited at 2015-11-26 09:25 GMT]


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:10
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Try Wordfast Anywhere Nov 26, 2015

SteveW wrote:
Having added the 2nd line, the TMX file still won't import.

Try importing it into Wordfast Anywhere (www.freetm.com). This will let you export the TM in two different formats: 1) Wordfast native format, 2) TMX. Hopefully at least one of these will be acceptable to WFP4...


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Okapi Olifant Nov 26, 2015

…can also export TMs to Wordfast format. Try it.

 

SteveW
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exported from Olifant Nov 26, 2015

Thank you, esperantisto (and Dominique, too). I exported from Olifant to Wordfast (previously I'd only tried the "Save as" function) and am able to import the TM into Wordfast Pro 4.

Now all I need to do is get rid of the DVX codes!icon_wink.gif


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Heartsome Nov 26, 2015

SteveW wrote:
Now all I need to do is get rid of the DVX codes!icon_wink.gif

Heartsome TMX Editor (free) can do this: Edit > Delete all tags.


 

SteveW
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codes gone Nov 26, 2015

Excellent, thank you!

 


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