Translate content with SDL Trados Studio 2009

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Note: The following information has been provided by SDL Trados. For further information on how to use and customize the SDL file type please refer to the online help in SDL Trados Studio 2009, or contact SDL Trados.

To translate Author-it XML files effectively with SDL Trados Studio 2009 you need to create a custom XML file type that supports the rules set out in Author-it XML Format (for Translation). SDL Trados Studio 2009 allows for customization of each XML component to make it easier for the translator to see what needs to be translated and why, and to ensure only the relevant material is translated.

An example SDL file type can be downloaded and amended to suit the translator's visual preferences.

To use this file type:

  1. Start SDL Trados Studio 2009 and go to Tools > Options > File Types and then select Add as shown.

    1 ChooseTools Options File Types

  2. Select the AuthorIT.sdl file type from the location you saved it; it is now ready to use.

    It is also possible to use the Author-it style sheets to preview the XML as the translation progresses. This is achieved through Tools > Options > File Types > AuthorIT > Preview as shown.

    2 Choose Tools Options File Types Author-it Preview

  3. Once these are set up the preview and translation environment will appear similar to this.

    3 Preview Screen

  4. The Document Structure Information relating to the Author-it rules can be found for each component during translation by clicking on the links in the right hand column.

    4 Document Structure Information

For further information on how to use and customize the SDL file type refer to the online help in SDL Trados Studio 2009.