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, without the -nospam- bit. German and English mails welcome.

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


Glossary Plugin

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Glossary Converter 4.6

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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?

Older versions
Even older versions


Version 4.7
  • txt and csv are now supported even if Excel/LibreOffice are not installed or not found
  • Improved handling of newlines in spreadsheet output
  • Option to disable version check
  • Option to play a sound when finished
  • When running in command line mode, no dialogs about missing Excel/MultiTerm or updates pop up
  • Display error details when Excel not found
  • The "in" tile in main window now acts as a button to open files
  • Tiles that are not buttons show their function when clicked
  • Splash screen while loading
  • Fix: Excel 2003 support repaired
  • Fix: Excel couldn't find files on case sensitive network drives
  • Fix: ods output format did not work (does not seem to be a popular format, nobody complained :-)