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 German and English mails welcome.

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


   Glossary Converter 6.3.8704

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

   Glossary Plugin

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Version 6.3.8704
  • Option to group and hide fields in .xlsx and .ods
  • Freeze top row in xlsx files (does not work in ods)
  • Formatting in xlsx much faster
  • Formatting now also applied to ods files
  • Can handle very large Excel input without memory errors (from the Excel side. If you convert to sdltb, those limits still exist)
  • Option to export in Trados TMX format, to preserve fields when importing in studio
  • When creating sdltb files, web addresses are automatically detected and turned into hyperlinks.
  • Robust handling of input that defines a language but no terms in it
  • Changed the way that languages are handled across file types.This is mostly internal, but affects,for example, Spanish flavours, see documentation
  • multiline spreadsheets now don't repeat index fields if "don't repeat source" is set
  • multiple instances of picklists on the same level are merged into one
  • multiple identical fields are merged into one.
  • Fix: converting tbx > xml put the termEntry id in a new field, instead of using it as the concept id
  • Fix: xdt/xml file conversion could cause file access error when also using template termbase
  • Fix: tbx > MultiTerm caused a crash when there were xml entities in the history, like R&D
  • Fix: users were unnecessarily asked to confirm ignored fields at conversion start
  • Fix: Index fields in multiline mode spreadsheets could get duplicated

Older versions

New releases, always carry a risk of introducing errors. In case of problems, here are a well tested previous versions.

5.1 sometimes works when later versions throw the "MultiTerm not found" error Version History

   Repair Multiterm
This tool repairs some cases of the "Cannot detect MultiTerm" errors. Since Converter version 5.2 it is included in the installation by default and you don't need to download it sepearately.

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