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 6.0.7588

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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
5.1 sometimes works when later versions throw the "MultiTerm not found" error Even older versions

   Repair Multiterm
This tool repairs some cases of the "Cannot detect MultiTerm" errors. Since Converter version 5.2 it is included in the installation by default and you don't need to download it sepearately.

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Version 6.0.7588
  • Formulas in Excel files now get resolved (use displayed value, not the underlying formula string)
  • Improved display of non-string Excel cells (dates and currencies in particular)
  • Fix: merging files into an sdltb and converting that back to a spreadsheet could cause errors
  • Fix: if some entries were missing entry fields, a conversion a to spreadsheet could have data placed in the wrong columns
  • Fix: converting large file to xlsx, using large file mode, crashed after finalising the conversion
  • Fix: Older versions of MultiTerm/Trados could cause null value errors while analysing a file
  • Fix: Can now convert a spreadsheet while it is open in Excel