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Classification translation

Ahmed_K
Advisor
Hello,
i want to translate the Uniformat classification downladed from Archicad website,
the xml file, once loaded in excel, it can't be saved back as an xml to load it ino archicad,
Is there a way to translate it ? or workaround ?
Note : I have an excel sheet with only ID + translated classifications
Thanks
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Laszlo Nagy
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Try editing the XML file with a dedicated XML editor, like Notepad++ (it is free). Then, if you save changes, the XML files should still have the same format.
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Ahmed_K
Advisor
i already tried this, , the problem is : how to translate only the classification names,
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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Well, if you post a concrete example of what you are trying to achieve, I can take a look at it to see if I can find a way of doing it.
A screenshot or two would also be helpful.
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Ahmed_K
Advisor
This Is the classification system, all in English, ( Masterfomat )
To translate names in frensh, to do this on archicad is a waste of time
translating the file in a XML editor will also translate commands
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
OK, and what are you trying to do?
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Ahmed_K
Advisor
translating classification names, from english to frensh
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Ahmed_K
Advisor
open file in excel => translate => save as XMl , don't work too
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
And what if you simply save the XML under another name, and change the texts in the XML itself?
Looking at the XML, I would assume the simply changing the following

<Name>Procurement and Contracting Requirements</Name>

to

<Name>French Translation Text</Name>

should work.
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Actually, I was curious so I tried it. I just modified the XML file in Notepad++, saved and I could import it into the Classification Manager Dialog without any problems.
As you can see, I have translated a few English entries into Hungarian and they are correctly displayed.

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