How to Prepare and Post-Process ITD Files

This topic describes how to specify your settings to translate a ITD file in SDL Trados Studio and how to process the target file after translation (that is, post-process it), to transform the target file back into the original file type.

How to Prepare your Files in SDLX

Ensure that your ITD file does not have any empty target segments. They must contain a translation or at least a copy of the source text.

How to Prepare your Files in SDL Trados Studio

There are no required steps you need to take in SDL Trados Studio to prepare your ITD files, however you can optionally modify your tag verification settings.

To prepare your files in SDL Trados Studio:

  1. Select Tools > Options from the menu bar. The Options dialog box is displayed. This is where you can specify your default file type settings.


If you want to specify these settings for the active project or active document instead, select Project > Project Settings from the menu bar.

  1. Select File types > SDL Edit from the navigation tree. Specify settings for the following:

  1. Click OK to close this dialog box.

You can now process your files in SDL Trados Studio. You can add them to a new project or open them directly for translation using the Open Document command. For more information about the steps you need to complete, see the Example: ITD File Translation Workflow topic.

How to Post-Process your Files

After translation and review is complete, perform one of the following to generate the translated document:


Related Topics

Overview: Working Bilingual File Types

Example: ITD File Translation Workflow