This wiki is designed to help you create a custom XML file type.
SDL Trados Studio, allows you to create custom file types from thirds party applications.
In this example, we are creating a custom XML file type,to enable the correct preview in Studio.
Without a custom file type, here the project has been created with the client XML and XSL (stylesheet) files.
When using the preview direct in Studio- you are likely to see something like this
In order to be able to take advantage of the Preview option, and ensure quality in the translation,
you first need to create the custom file type.
Go to FILE - Options- File Types -New
Select XML2 (Studio 2021) or XML in earlier versions
Change the File Type Name and File Type identifier name (You must use the exact same name for both options)
Select Element Rules
Select Define Settings..... and brose to the file.
Please note: This is where you saved the original files- not the SDL Project Folder.
Next (no changes needed)
And now Finish
Now return to the Options - File Types and Preview
Select -and navigate to the stylesheet (xls) file
and now finally Add- Navigate to the folder with the image(s) Open
and select the image(s)
You now create a new project and when you run the XML preview-
You can see exactly how this will appear.