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SDLX - how to use a word translation
Thread poster: flavie99
flavie99
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Mar 25, 2008

Hi everybody.
I've been working with SDLX for a while and usually I create a TM from new translations.
But now I have an English text in a Word document and the French translation in another Word document and I'd like to enter them in SDLX somehow to be able to add the file in my TM...
I did consider making an .itd file of the English Word doc. and cut & paste-ing the French translation... but the file is about 50 pages long... so I'd love another solution!

It has to be possible, somehow... right?

Thx in advance
Flavie


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Niels Stephan  Identity Verified
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WinAlign Mar 25, 2008

Isn't that exactly what WinAlign does?
That is the name of the aligning tool of Trados.

[Edited at 2008-03-25 18:46]


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Laura Porcelli
Local time: 10:57
I thought so too Mar 25, 2008

That's what I thought too... but then I canceled my remark because i realized SDLX was mentioned, not SDL Trados.

They are two different CAT tools, but I have no experience with SDLX.


[Edited at 2008-03-25 21:03]


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flavie99
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don't know... Mar 26, 2008

Does anybody know how it works?
I did try the Align function... but I'm not sure how.
I made an .itd file of the English file, but then I don't know how to put the existing translation in...
Couldn't find any tutorials about this either... so if anyone has an address for it, I'd love to have it...


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flavie99
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Isn't it the same thing? Mar 26, 2008

The main programm says SDLX, the "align" function says "SDL Align"... so I assume it is the same thing.
Do you happen to know how it works, Laura?


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Claudia Digel  Identity Verified
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Use the Align tool of SDLX Mar 26, 2008

Hi Flavie,

SDLX has its own alignment tool which is rather straight-forward and user-friendly (definitely a lot easier to use than WinAlign).

Just select Align in the Switchboard and create a new file. You can import your Word files (English and French) directly into the Align module and will get a two-column file (just like an itd) with pre-aligned segments. You will need to check that everything is correct and re-arrange a few segments but, as I said this should be rather straight-forward if the original files are good.

Among the documentation files that were installed with SDLX there should be a file called "SDL Align.pdf". This should contain all the information that you need.

HTH

Best regards,
Claudia


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flavie99
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Thank you sooo much Mar 26, 2008

I knew there had to be an easy way. I hadn't tried the "new" button, which I now did and it is working...
Thank you so much!
The only probklem is: I now have a doc. with about 2500 blocks to review...!

But it will definitely help.

Thx Claudia for taking time to help!
I really appreciate.
And thx to all others for your attention.

Have a great day!
F.


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