Glossary Converter
This is a tool to help translators make use of terminology in SDL Trados Studio. It converts between Excel spreadsheets (or some other glossary formats) and SDL MultiTerm termbases (as required in Trados Studio) with a minimum of effort.

Glossary Plugin
This is a Trados Studio Plugin that makes it easier to add terminology to projects. You can either add a new, empty termbase, or import existing terminology files. It's also possible to export project termbases with a click. The plugin requires Glossary Converter for part of its functionality.

Help and Support

You can read the online help of Glossary Converter and Glossary Plugin for details.

For bug reports or feature requests, contact, without the -nospam- bit. German and English mails welcome.

This is a hobby project, so I can not guarantee if and when I can react to inquiries...


Glossary Plugin

Download here:

Glossary Converter 4.4

Download here:

Glossary Converter is free, but donations to the developer to encourage further maintenance and improvements are always welcome. Spare change, mate?

Older versions
Even older versions


Version 4.4/4.3
  • Support for Passolo .glo format
  • Fix: error converting some termbases to Excel
  • Fix: link in update window pointed to old location
  • ...and from the short lived version 4.3:
  • Option to start in debug mode, mostly to investigate problems identifying installed software
  • Option to enforce use of Libre/Open Office, even when Excel is installed
  • Chinese (Simplified) user interface, Thanks to YanJun Sun
  • Fix: spreadsheet fields with newlines caused problems when exporting to xls or xlsx
  • Fix: quotes in picklist values caused error when converting to sdltb
  • Fix: in merge mode, errors were not displayed, and no feedback given