Offline Translation (Linguist)

If /wiki/spaces/DDOC/pages/103766125, you can take your translations offline. Get all the benefits of storing files in a central place while using SDL Trados Studio 2017.

(tick) Tip: Enterprise officially supports SDL Trados Studio 2017 Professional but does not officially support other versions.

Offline Translations Must be Enabled

When offline translations are enabled, export assignments as XLIFF files and then re-import completed translations. 

(tick) Tip: If you cannot see the features outlined in this document, /wiki/spaces/DDOC/pages/103766125.

Translate in SDL Trados Studio

To translate assignments in SDL Trados Studio,

  • Download an assignment from Enterprise.
  • Translate in tool of your tool of choice.
  • Reimport the completed translation(s). 

Download Assignment(s)

Start by downloading your assignment as an XLIFF file. To download an assignment,

  1. Log into Enterprise.
  2. Open your task list.
  3. Download assignment as XLIFF.

    1. Check to select the task(s) you wish to download.

    2. Above the task list, click the More button, and select Download Target as XLIFF.
      (tick) Tip: Do not download the source. Pre-translation will be lost if you download the source.

  4. The XILFF file(s) will be available in your browser’s Downloads folder.


  1. Open the XLIFF file(s) in Trados Studio and complete the assignment.
    (info) For help displaying TM match percentages for segments imported to Trados Studio from Enterprise, click here.

  2. In Trados Studio, once the translation is complete, hit Shift+F12. This will save the target as an XLIFF file.

    Do not use the default Save button.

    Enterprise does not support reimport for SDLXLIFF files.
    Since Trados saves files as SDLXLIFF by default, be sure to use Save Target as to save the file(s) as XLIFF.


Reimport Completed Translation

Once files are saved as XLIFF, reimport the completed translations to Enterprise. To reimport task(s),

  1. Log into Enterprise, open the task list, and click the More button (upper right).
  2. Select Re-import Tasks.
  3. In the dialog, click Choose File. Using your file explorer, navigate to the file(s) (including a zip file) you wish to upload.

    (tick) Tip: Don’t worry about matching translated documents with their original files. The system automatically maps completed translations with the correct document.

  4. Click Save

Files will be re-imported to Enterprise, and all saved segments will be marked complete.


If a task re-import fails, get help here.

Reimporting Completed Translations

Tip: Reimporting a completed XLIFF translation has the same effect as completing each segment manually in the workbench.


Reimporting completed translations

  • Inserts translations into the document(s).
  • Saves your translations and adds them to TM.
  • If all segments have a translation, the document is marked as 100% complete.


Note that the XLIFF output from some CAT tools may not properly re-import. Re-imported tasks should be checked and edited for accuracy using the Enterprise Workbench.

Monitor Files

  • From the Process Queue, monitor pending jobs (e.g. check the status of XLIFF Exports and Re-imports) and access XLIFF downloads.
  • Access the Process Queue from the Tools menu in the side bar.