MultiTrans - How to re-create a faulty/corrupt XLIFF file in the MultiTrans Client
000015039|2/22/2021 1:38 PM
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If you have an XLIFF file which does not export correctly or cannot be opened, you can attempt to re-create it by using the pre-translation feature of MultiTrans.
A valid MultiTrans Expert license.
The MultiTrans Client installed along with the MultiTrans XLIFF Editor.
1. Open the MultiTrans Client then select Build TextBase. Select XLIFF files from the Build from options, enter a name for the temporary TextBase then click Next.
2. Add the faulty XLIFF file to the list then click Next.
3. If the XLIFF file is rejected at the validation step, create a support case via the SDL Gateway and attach the XLIFF file to your case.
Otherwise if the file accepted, click Next.
4. Click Build then wait for the Build operation to complete. Click the Refresh button in the Scheduled Operation to update the status.
5. Click Analysis, select the new temporary TextBase and click Start.
6. Make sure the Compare to TMs option is selected and add the original source document to the list of Documents to Analyze. Then click Start.
Note: Make sure the Pre-translation Editor option is set to XLIFF Editor in order to create an XLF file. You can also select the "MS Office" option if you'd like to create the target Word or PowerPoint document instead.
Also make sure to adjust the import options to your needs (e.g. track changes, skip hidden text, do not segment paragraphs etc.)
7. Click the Pre-translate button on the left side then click OK:
8. When the XLIFF Editor opens you will be prompted to select your options - you can always change these settings later. Click OK and your new XLIFF file will open.