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Create Translation Package Wizard - Select

Use this sheet to select the exchange package format and the languages and sources it contains.

Delivery method

Specifies how the exchange package is delivered. Possible methods are:

Format Description
Send files manually as a file
Default. The wizard creates the package file that you have to send to the translator. You can for example use email, FTP or any other way that is suitable for your translator.
Upload files to the translation service provider The wizard uploads the package file directly into the data system of your translation service provider.

This option is visible only if you have Soluling version that supports translation provider and you have configured at least one provider. If this option is not visible the wizard creates files that you have to manually send.

Select translator's edition tool or format

Select the exchange package format. This must be compatible with the editing tool of the translator. Following formats are supported:

Format Description
Soluling project The exchange package is a Soluling project file (.ntp). If your translator does not have a Soluling license, she can download a free translator's edition from our home pages.
This is the recommended format when sending data to a translator.
Soluling package The exchange package is a Soluling exchange file (.ntpx) that contains the project file and optionally source files and the files needed to handle them. If your translator does not have a Soluling license, she can download a free translator's edition from our home pages. Use this instead of a Soluling project if you want to include the source and library file into the exchange package. Include them allows the translator to build localized files and test them.
XLIFF The exchange package is an XLIFF file (.xlf). Use this if your translator uses an XLIFF compatible editing tool such as Trados.
TMX The exchange package is a TMX file (.tmx). Use this if your translator uses a TMX compatible editing tool such as Trados.
Text The exchange package is a text file (.txt). Use this if your translator uses a text editor such as Notepad.
Excel 97-2003 The exchange package is an Excel 97-2003 file (.xls). Use this if your translator uses old Excel.
Excel 2007 or later The exchange package is an Excel 2007 file (.xlsx). Use this if your translator uses an Excel 2007 or later.
OpenDocument Spreadsheet The exchange package is an OpenDocument Spreadsheet file (.ods). Use this if your translator uses Open Office.

It is strongly recommended that your translator uses Soluling (desktop or cloud version) to translate your projects. This is because if the project is converted to other formats such as XLIFF, it will lose some information such as image data and other none-string data that might be useful when translating the project. In addition, alternative tools such as Trados and Excel are not as easy to use and powerful as Soluling. Use alternative format only if your translator insists on using it, and you can not convince her to use Soluling.

Select file create mode

Select the file creation mode. Possible values are:

Format Description
Create one file that contains all selected languages
Wizard creates only one file that contains all the selected languages.
Create several files, one for each selected language Default. Wizard creates several files, one for each selected language. Each file contains only one language.

Options

Specifies the exchange data options. Possible values are:

Value Description
Encode special characters If checked, the special characters (e.g., line feed, carriage return) will be escaped using C/C++ strings escapes.
Sorting
Select if and how the values in the exchange file are sorted.

The above options are visible only if the format you selected supports them.

Exchange file name / Exchange base file name

Type the name of the exchange package. If you have selected several packages to be created, this file specifies the base name. A language part will be added. For example, if you have German and French languages in your project and you enter C:\MyFiles\Sample.ntpx, Wizard will create two files: C:\MyFiles\SampleDe.ntpx (German) and C:\MyFiles\SampleFR.ntpx (French).

These are visible only if you have selected Send files manually as a file as the delivery method.

Languages

Check the languages you want to include in the exchange package.

Alternative original combo box lets you choose if an alternative original is used.

Sources

Check the sources you want to include into the exchange package.