- Overview
- Common Parameters
- Options - Options Tab
- Options - Attributes Tab


- The utility set identifier for this utility is: oku_set02
- The utility identifier is: rtftotmx

The RTF To TMX Conversion utility allows you to generate TMX documents from translated RTF files marked up with Trados-compatible styles.


This utility is not designed to convert normal RTF (with true bold, italics, etc.) translated by Trados into TMX. The RTF formatting codes will not be converted into TMX inline elements. Only the parts set to tw4winInternal style are converted into TMX inline elements.

Common Parameters

The common parameters are the options specified from the application calling the utility rather than in the options dialog box of the utility itself. For this utility the common parameters you need to specify are the following:

Files of the first input list - Needed (the RTF files to process)
Root for the first input list - Not Needed
Files of the second input list - Not Needed
Root for the second input list - Not Needed
Files of the third input list - Not Needed
Root for the third input list - Not Needed
Input language - Needed
Output language - Needed
Input default encoding - Not Needed
Output default encoding - Not Needed
Location and names for output files - Needed

Options - Options Tab

One TMX output for each input file -- Select this option to generate a one TMX document for each RTF input file. Each TMX document is generated in the same folder as the input file, with the same name, but with a .tmx extension. If another file with the same name already exists it is overwritten without warning.

Single TMX output for all input files -- Select this option to generate a single TMX document from all the RTF input files to process. The TMX document path is the one you specify below the option.

Full path of the TMX document -- Enter the full path of the single TMX document to generate.

Append to the TMX file if it exists already -- Set this option to add the output of the current process to an existing TMX document. If this option is set and the specified file does not exists, it is created.

Note that the header of the TMX document is not re-created if the file exists, so any information already there will remain, even if it is not corresponding to the translation units you are appending (for example the source and target language defaults).

Options - Attributes Tab

You can specify a list of attributes to be written out along with each translation unit generated from the TTX files. You can specify as many attributes as you want. The values of the attributes can be empty, and you can define several attributes with the same name if needed.

Add -- Click this button to create a new attribute. Edit Attribute dialog box is opened automatically.

Edit -- Click this button to edit the current attribute and its value. This opens the Edit Attribute dialog box.

Remove -- Click this button to remove the attribute currently selected from the list. The entry is removed without prompt for confirmation.