How to Prepare and Post-Process TTX Files

This topic describes how to specify your settings to translate a TTX 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.

Before You Start

Before you start work on TTX files, it is useful to test TTX compatibility to determine whether to enable or disable smart tag pairing by doing a translation test of a representative TTX file from your project. To do this:

  1. Select File > Open > Document from the menu bar to open the TTX file in SDL Trados Studio.

  2. Press Alt+Shift+Ins to copy all source segments to target segments in SDL Trados Studio.

  3. Select File > Save As Target from the menu bar in the Editor view. The Select File Type dialog box is displayed. Save the target version in its native format (original file format) and a TRADOStag (TTX) file.

  4. If saving both output file formats is possible, you can use smart tag pairing mode. If not, disable smart tag pairing.

How to Prepare your Files in SDL Trados Studio

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 > TRADOStag > Compatibility from the navigation tree. The Compatibility settings are displayed on the right.

  2. Select the Treat all inline tags as placeholders option to disable smart tag pairing or clear the option to enable tag pairing. Refer to the section above to determine if you should enable or disable this option.

  3. Select File types > TRADOStag > Tag verification from the navigation tree. The Tag Verification settings are displayed on the right.

  4. Specify your Tag Verification settings and click OK to close this dialog box.

You can now process your TTX 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: TTX 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

TTX File Translation Workflow Example