SDLXLIFF to Legacy Converter

SDLXLIFF to Legacy Converter

By Trados AppStore Team



SDLXLIFF to Legacy Converter is a compact and fast tool used for converting SDLXLIFF files to and importing from Trados legacy formats.

The interface provides filters to exclude segments associated with the various segment status categories during the export/import phases; the status of segments can also be updated/assigned based on the user settings which allows for different types of integration.

This tool can be especially useful for the management of a project, allowing translators that do not have Trados Studio, to work on a Trados Studio projects by providing their translations in the legacy file formats (i.e. TTX or bilingual word documents with Trados markup styles).

Technical details - Trados Studio 2024


  • updated to support Studio 2024
  • updated TellMe features

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Release date: 2024-07-01 - Trados Studio 2022 (SR1)


Breaking changes

  • Sdl.Core.Globalization (Modified)
  • Sdl.Core.Globalization.Async (Added)
  • Sdl.Desktop.Platform.Controls.Behaviors.MouseDownBehavior (Deleted)

Checksum: 2fa82988e538763dd369d5104aa5f156c0572bb44ce860dd1ae548ab28e75878

Release date: 2023-06-29 - Trados Studio 2022


  • Corrected updated plugin manifest to ensure that the plugin will not attempt to install into Trados Studio 2022 SR1. This is important because the SR1 release contains breaking changes that will cause this version of the plugin to prevent Studio from starting. There will be a further update of this plugin specifically for the 2022 SR1 release either alongside, or shortly after SR1 is made publicly available.

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Release date: 2023-06-07 - Trados Studio 2021


  • updated plugin version to
  • updated studio maxversion to 16.9
  • updated author to "Trados AppStore Team"
  • updated NuGet dependencies to the latest versions ( Sdl.Core.PluginFramework, Sdl.Core.PluginFramework.Build)

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Release date: 2022-04-19 - SDL Trados Studio 2019


  • added new version to prevent incorrect installation into 2021

Checksum: 59da5ee943fd4747e4e72eca173d652d61fe78c7050b4b25b455c681b95fcd5f

Release date: 2024-01-19 - SDL Trados Studio 2017


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Release date: 2024-01-19

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The SDLXLIFF to Legacy Converter allows you to quickly export SDLXLIFF files to the following formats.

  • Word 97-2003 (.doc)
  • Word documet (.docx)
  • TRADOStag documents (.ttx)
  • TMX 1.4 .tmx

The application also allows you to import from-

  • Word 97-2003 (.doc)
  • Word documet (.docx)
  • TRADOStag documents (.ttx)
  • RTF (.rtf)

This tool is especially useful for translators that do not use Studio, so that the translator can work in the legacy file formats.

Using the application

Once downloaded and installed, you will find the app (2017 or higher) in the Add-Ins tab

After starting the application, you can now load single files or all of those within a project-

Select the output format

Load the files or project

Start conversion

Once the files have finished processing, a report is generated

and the converted files in the target folder


Checkout other plugins from this developer:
XLIFF Manager for Trados Studio


XLIFF Manager for Trados Studio

By Trados AppStore Team

The ProblemYou need to share files for translation or review and the people you are sharing with don't use Studio, they can't support SDLXLIFF, and they want to use a CAT tool. You also do so much of this you need to have a better way of managing the process. You want to be able to share one XLIFF on a multi-lingual project and have the translators complete the target language.The SolutionThe XLIFF Manager is the solution to this problem as it provides the following core features:- export your Studio projects as vanilla XLIFF 1.2 files- export your Studio projects as Google Polyglot XLIFF files- choose whether the target language should be set or not on export- choose whether you export all the segments in your files or not- import the translated XLIFF files back into Studio and update your Studio projects- map unsupported languages from your clients system in support of the import- generate reports of the changed work- be in control of the end to end process with a project management view in StudioPlanned Enhancements for the future updates- progress bars while waiting for the export/import. Useful for large projects- support for tracked changes in the import- add support for an XLIFF 2.1 export- add support for an SDLXLIFF export (to help with the management of an SDLXLIFF file workflow outside of a package)- we're open to suggestions in the RWS Community!To learn how to use this application, please please check the Documentation tab.