Batch Task Sequence Descriptions

Four batch task sequences are provided with SDL Trados Studio and these are described in the table below. In addition to the four provided sequences, you can create new task sequences of your own. You can create task sequences and save them for future use. You can also create ad-hoc task sequences known as Custom sequences.

 

Task Sequence

Description

Prepare

This task sequence prepares project files for translation and creates a project translation memory. This task sequence is selected by default when you create a project. It contains the following tasks:

  • Identify and extract translatable content from project files.

  • Create an SDL XLIFF document for each translatable file and place the translatable content in the SDL XLIFF file.

  • Create a copy of each SDL XLIFF file in respect of each target language.

  • Analyze files to produce translation statistics.

  • Pre-translate files by applying translation memory to the files.

  • Create a project translation memory and populate the project translation memory.

The Prepare task sequence is made up of the following batch tasks:

Prepare without project TM

This task sequence also prepares project files for translation. The only difference between this task sequence and the Prepare task sequence is that no project translation memory is created by this sequence. You may want to use this if you are a freelance translator and you want to update the main translation memory during translation instead of the project translation memory.

Analyze Only

This task sequence analyzes a group of files and calculates the cost of translating them. You may want to run this task sequence on project files before you create the project. However, this task sequence is only available for selection when you are completing the New Project Wizard.

This sequence contains the following tasks:

  • Identify and extract translatable content from project files.

  • Create an SDL XLIFF document for each translatable file and place the translatable content in the SDL XLIFF file.

  • Create an SDL XLIFF file copy for each target language.

  • Create a project translation memory and populate the project translation memory.

  • Analyze files to produce translation statistics.

This task sequence does not perform pre-translation.

 

The Analyze Only task sequence is made up of the following batch tasks:

Finalize

This task sequence would typically be performed after translation and review. The following tasks are in this sequence:  

The Finalize task sequence is made up of the following batch tasks:

 

 

Related Topics

Overview: Running Batch Processes

About Tasks

Batch Task Descriptions

How to Run a Batch Task or Task Sequence

How to Create a Task Sequence