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 5.0.6804

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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 5.0.6804
  • - MultiTerm 2019 support
  • - Conversion filters can be defined
  • - Log file written for each conversion
  • - Alphabetic sorting of fields in sdltb output
  • - When a field in excel is before the first language column, don't allow to define it as a term or index
  • - Advanced feature: control handling of Multiple Fields for One Term
  • - in spreadsheets
  • - Separator between synonyms in spreadsheets can now also be a string,
  • - possibly including \n for newline
  • - Command line mode: show no error dialog, just log errors (allows better batch processing)
  • - fix: spreadsheet with 1 single cell caused an error
  • - fix: language names with . in them, or longer than 50 characters caused an error
  • - fix: sdltb termbases defining an empty picklist caused an error