Congratulations on qualifying as an SDL Vendor!

The online wiki version of the SDL Style Guide is an exclusive benefit available only for registered SDL Vendors.

We have created the online version, in addition to the standalone PDF version, to provide you with an alternative means to access the SDL Style Guide content.

Here are instructions for how you can access the online SDL Style Guide. 

Set up an SDL Community account

The online Style Guide is accessed on our SDL Community platform. To be able to access the Style Guide, you first need to have an active account for SDL Community.

With over 6,000 members globally, SDL Community is a great place for localization professionals to learn, meet and share. 

  • Network with peers and connect with experts for SDL products like Trados Studio
  • Read blogs from SDL and external experts, and find forums for asking your questions
  • Sign-up for regular free events
  • Gain access to the Product Knowledgebase for quick and easy reference
  • Learn about recommended Best Practices

Your Community account is totally free and access to your online Style Guide is also free.  

I do not have an SDL Community account – How can I set up my account? 

If you do not have an SDL Community account, it is very quick and easy to create your account. Just click here to learn how to create your SDL Community account.

Please remember to register with the email address you originally supplied to us when you became an SDL Vendor.

When you have created our SDL Community account, please follow the instructions here below:

I have an SDL Community account – What happens next?

When you have an SDL Community account, click on the link below to access the SDL Style Guide landing page:

Find the Style Guide icon for your language and click on it.
For example, the icon for the English Style Guide looks like this:

Next you will see a screen like the one below. Click on the Style Guide, as instructed.

Then, click on the blue button ‘Request Membership’ to request access to the Style Guide for your language, as below: 

What happens after I’ve requested membership access?

  1. Your request is then sent directly to your SDL Talent Manager.
  1. Your SDL Talent Manager approves the request, and you will get a system mail to confirm that you now have access.
  1. That’s it – Go ahead and starting using your online SDL Style Guide!


If you have any questions about how to create your account, please send us an email to this address:

When you are a member of SDL Community, feel free to ask any questions about Style Guides using our Forum in Community