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 5.1.6860

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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 5.1.6860
  • It's now possible to read sdltb and write xdt/xml without MultiTerm or Studio being installed
  • Using the -l option without Libre Office installed will use native csv/txt component, bypassing Excel completely
  • Default output when MultiTerm can't be found changed from tbx to xdt
  • Help button in the settings dialog
  • More file and timing information in log
  • Errors in applying a filter to the input now shown in a more detailed dialog
  • Filters dialog disables controls when when no filter used
  • Localisation of new 5.0 features
  • Fix: It was possible to select an empty output format, leading to converter not starting any more
  • Fix: Filter matched empty fields with *any*
  • Fix: Filter can have quotes around field names, like: "English (US)"
  • Fix: Allow comma in language names again, like: Chinese, PRC
  • Fix: -d parameter wasn't working any longer
  • Fix: Error during conversion to termbase left a locked sdltb file
  • Fix: Browsing for Master Termbase in Merge dialog caused application to crash
  • Fix: A few messages showed {} placeholders