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 6.4.8825

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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 6.4.8825
  • I had to stop using a 3rd party Excel component, affecting a few features. None of them are critical, I think, but feel free to disagree :-) See Excel Limits for more information.
  •     Hidden sheets/rows/columns are always processed, no ignored
  •     Fast/Large Excel modes are now default, no longer optional
  • Log and warn user if xls output is used for more than 65,534 entries
  • changed the hot keys on the main screen. Alt + I now opens the file dialog for input files and Alt + O the output settings
  • Fix: Fields in TBX were lost. Side effect of another fix in 6.3.8789
  • Fix: Depending on formatting (whitespace) of the source, history fields in TBX may have had their contents overwritten by the defaults
  • Fix: Depending on formatting (whitespace again) about half of tbx input got dropped.
  • Fix: when converting an input file with the extension .xml into xdt/xml output, there was an error about a file already open
  • Fix: intermittent crashes with this error: "The type initializer for 'Sdl.MultiTerm.Tools.GlossaryConverter.Languages.LanguageFinder' threw an exception.
  • Fix: converter could not handle input files that are open in Excel
  • Fix: Error when trying to convert to xls when "large file mode" in excel settings is off

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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