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Translating a set of files

This procedure explains how to import a set of files, prepare them for translation, and save them afterwards.

  1. In the bottom left corner of the Trados view, click Files.
  2. Observe that the Files field appears at the left side of the view.
  3. On the top of Files field, select English to see the source files.

    If you have any source files in your "inbox", these will be listed at the top of the main view.

  4. Click Add Files on the toolbar.
  5. In the Add Files dialog box, select one or more files, and click Open.

    Observe that the files you have chosen are listed at the top of the main view.

  6. In the list of files, click to select all the files.
  7. On the toolbar, click Batch Tasks → Prepare.
  8. In the Batch Processing dialog, click Next twince, then Finish and finally Close to convert the files.
  9. On the top of Files field, select [Your Language] to see the source files that need to be translated.
  10. Double-click on each file to open it in the editor for translation.
  11. Translate all the files.
  12. On the toolbar, click Batch Tasks → Finalize.
  13. In the Batch Processing dialog, click Next, then Finish and finally Close to convert the files.
  14. On the toolbar, click Explore Containing Folder.

    Observe that a list of files appears. Each file is provided twice; the translated file on the source format, and the proprietary file used by the translation program.

  15. Copy the translated files to a different drive or folder.

    These files shall be returned to Kongsberg Maritime.

  16. Close the file window.
  17. Select all the files, righ-click, and select Delete Files.

    All the files are deleted, both the proprietary files used by the translation program, and the translated source files!

  18. On the top of Files field, select English to see the source files.
  19. Select all the files, righ-click, and select Delete Files.

    All the files are deleted, both the proprietary files used by the translation program, and the original source files!

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