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How to: Create the PageTranslations.txt File

Microsoft Dynamics Nav 2009

NoteNote

The content in this topic only applies to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1. For Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 content, see Developer and IT Pro Help for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009.

Some page content in multilanguage applications originates from forms or transformation input that has not been translated. To preserve the translations for all page content, you must export the translation strings from your application to a text file. The transformation tool uses this translation file as input. After creating transformed pages, the transformation tool adds any translated strings from the translation file to the CaptionML properties of page controls.

If you do not specify a translation file, then the transformation tool does not add any translated strings to pages.

Before you begin this procedure, verify that you have completed the necessary preparation for transforming forms. For more information, see Preparing to Transform Forms to Pages.

To create PageTranslations.txt file

  1. In the Classic client, on the Tools menu, click Object Designer.

  2. In Object Designer, click Page.

  3. Select the pages for which you want to export translation strings.

  4. On the Tools menu, point to Translate, and then click Export.

  5. In the Translate Export window, browse to the location where you want to export the translation file. We recommend that you export files to the same folder where the Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Tools.FormTransformation.exe file and the transformation input files reside.

  6. In the File name text box, specify the name of the file. We recommend that you name the file PageTranslations.txt.

  7. In the Save As Type drop-down list, select Text Files (*.txt), and then click Save.

    NoteNote

    After you have exported the translation file, the next step in the transformation process is to configure the Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Tools.FormTransformation.exe.config file. When you configure this file, verify that it specifies the correct name and location for the translation file. For more information, see Configuring the Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Tools.FormTransformation.exe.config File.

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