Splitting TTX

Splitting TTX is a tool for splitting large TTX files into several smaller TTX files. After translation is complete, the individual files are recompiled into a complete TTX file. This is particularly useful when a TTX file is too large to handle efficiently in TagEditor or when several translators will work on one source file.


TTX files can get quite large. In fact, converted TTX files can actually be so large that it is virtually impossible to process them in SDL TagEditor.

Other times, you may wish to divide one source file among several translators. Of course, this can be accomplished by splitting up the source file itself. But sometimes splitting up a source file is not as easy as it sounds.

  • Attempting to divide a Microsoft Word file into several smaller Word files can result in irreparable damage to the structure or formatting.
  • When handling XML documents, it may make sense to divide the file only at certain elements (e.g. at the beginning of each chapter) in order to obtain relatively coherent sections.
  • When splitting up PowerPoint or Word files, the formatting can be destroyed.

In situations like these, Splitting TTX is the ideal solution. Instead of trying to divide the source file, simply use the tool to split the converted TTX file. Once translation is complete, use the tool to put the files back together for clean-up. This makes it very easy to divide the files among several different translators or efficiently handle large files in TagEditor.

Our Solution

Splitting TTX lets you break up an existing TTX file into several pieces that are roughly equal in size. There are two main options: You can specify the maximum file size of the individual pieces. Or, when using XML as the source format, you can define a particular element as a “split border”. For example, you can choose to break the file at the beginning of every chapter, whereby the split occurs for instance at a “Chapter” or “Section” element. After translation, the pieces are recompiled in the proper order to form a complete TTX that is then used to produce the target file.


  • Splitting of large TTX files with a user-defined maximum size of the individual pieces.
  • When splitting XML source files, a separator element can be defined (for instance to only split up a file when a new chapter starts).
  • If incompatible TTX headers are produced by several different translators, the user can define during recompilation which header will be used for the overall file.
  • Splitting TTX automatically numbers the individual pieces in order to ensure that they fit together properly. The import step makes sure that all the required pieces are present.
  • Splitting TTX can be started using drag and drop.
  • The computer running Splitting TTX does not have to have SDL Trados installed on it.

Product Documents

You will find the Splitting TTX User Manual here.

Trial version

Download a trial version of Splitting TTX here. The trial version is fully functional for three days, after which registration is required.

Ordering information

Like SDL Trados, Splitting TTX is available as a Professional or a Freelance license. Similar to SDL Trados, the Freelance license may be used with up to five different languages. It may only be used with TTX files that were created or saved with a Freelance version. In addition, the Freelance Edition is available only in a single-user version. The Professional Edition does not have these limitations. Splitting TTX Professional is available as a single-user (node locked) license. The first single-user license of Splitting TTX costs €450.00. Each additional single-user license costs €200.00. Volume discounts are available for 10 licenses or more. If you are purchasing more than one license, we recommend signing a support and maintenance contract at 25% of the list price, with a minimum annual charge of €500.00. As an alternative, we also offer “pay per incident” support for individual troubleshooting issues. Splitting TTX Freelance is available as a single-user (node locked) license for €125.00. We do not offer a support and maintenance plan for the Freelance Edition. Instead, we offer discounted upgrade prices as well as pay-per-incident support. Ask us about this when placing your order or the first time you need help or an update. Do you want to go ahead and buy Splitting TTX now? Then take a look at our online shop! You can purchase the Professional version of Splitting TTX here. The Freelance version of Splitting TTX is available to purchase here.


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