You can search in Trados Studio in both source and target without a mouse!
Like any other serious CAT tool, Trados Studio helps you to simplify your work by allowing you to search in the concordance—i.e., in the translation memory attached to a Trados Studio project you work on. A special shortcut for this feature exists: F3 key. (By the way, it is the same in the ancient Trados 2007.) So, you need to select a word or several words you want to find in the TM(s) and press F3. In the Concordance Search Window, you see the results of searching.
But there is an inconvenience: when you select a fragment in your target text and press F3, the search is automatically performed in the target part of the TM, while, in most cases, you need to search in the source part. And you have to switch the search line to the Source manually.
But there is a shortcut for searching in the source too: CTRL+F3! (It was missing in Trados 2007: you could search in the source ONLY there.)
The most convenient way to convert Wordfast TM into TMX format involves Xbench
A Wordfast TM file has .txt extension. Actually, it is an usual .txt file delimited with tabs in a special way. Converting it into TMX format that allows TM exchange between all other CAT tools can be done in several ways. The easiest and quickest way involves Xbench (either free or paid version).
Step 1: Load your Wordfast TM into Xbench. There is a special file type Wordfast Memory there:
Do not forget to set the checkbox Ongoing translation.
Step 2: In Xbench, select Tools > Export Items, or simply press CTRL + R.
Export Items dialog box appears. Specify the settings in Output section: what languages are considered to be source and target, and the path and the file name for the .tmx file of the TM.
Press OK button. The .tmx file you get is the converted Wordfast TM.
You can convert the text from Passolo into can another, more convenient format
Passolo files (they have tbulic extension) are not convenient for some operations: it is not easy to add the translations they contain to the existing Trados translation memory, to perform QA in Xbench etc. Free Passolo Translator's Edition does not allow that at all; Professional version allows them, but the export procedure is rather complicated.
The export of translations from Passolo file becomes possible with a help of auxiliary macros, attachable to the program.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Passolo Translator\2011\Macros
Now you can export the translation from Passolo into text format.
In Passolo, pressCTRL + M or select Tools > Macros. The dialog window Macros appears. It contains macros beginning from TEK...
— TEK_Passolo2TTX.bas macro is for exporting text into TagEditor (TTX) format.
Note: When you try to open the resulting .ttx file in TagEditor, the message about missing .ini file appears. You can choose any .ini file from the existing ones. Changing .ini file affects nothing, because the text is already segmented.
— TEK_Passolo2TMX.bas macro is for exporting text into TMX format.
— TEK_Passolo2Xliff.bas macro is for exporting text into XLIFF format.
To run a macro, select the necessary one in the list and press Run button. The resulting file with exported text is created in the folder where the original .tbulic Passolo file is stored.