I imported a xliff file and when I finished and saved the file, it automatically changed to sdlxliff format. My client wants xliff file, not sdlxliff. I looked up the previous questions which answer that I should save the file as xliff by using save target as. But when I did so, I only get a word file. I tried Advanced Save as well, still word file is saved. It's either word or sdlxliff. I don't know if this function changed recently, but can anybody please tell me how I can save the file as xliff?
Thank you very much in advance.
Hello Hongmi Choi
Please try using the 'Generate target translations' batch task, it should revert your file back to its original XLIFF file type.
Let me know if it worked well.Best wishes,GretaGreta Magyar - Customer Success Consultant - SDL
Greta Magyar Thank you for your help Greta, I tried 'generate target translation' but still word file is saved. Is there any other way I can try? Thank you so much.
Hello Hongmi Choi
Apologies for my late reply, I was out of office.
I wonder if this issue was resolved? If not, I would be happy to have a look at the file. Could you please send me the document so I could test it? firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to hearing from you.
It sounds as though the file have was actually a Word file to start with, not XLIFF, and if you save target successfully then the file you started with must have been an sdlxliff. It could not have been anything else.
Are you sure they didn't just ask for an xliff while actually meaning an sdlxliff? Some users shorten the name as an sdlxliff is an xliff.
Thank you Greta and Paul for your answers. I imported xliff but I think it's a possibility that the file was originally a word or sdlxliff file before converted to xliff (although I am not sure if that would explain this). There was a middle man between the agency (Trados user) and me (Trados user), who I know doesn't use Trados. He could have converted the original file to xliff using his own cat tool and gave it to me. He asked for xliff back but I gave him sdlxiff file saying this is all I could do, and he accepted it without causing more headache, so it's all good now. I will ask again when I have another problem like this and will provide more solid proof if needed. Thank you very much for your help.