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Trouble aligning Word 2003 documents with SDL Trados 2007
Thread poster: katrelnada

katrelnada  Identity Verified
United States
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English to Arabic
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Feb 14, 2008

Hi,

I'm working with SDL Trados 2007 (Build 826) with Word 2003. I'm having problems aligning 2 word files (one in English & the other in Arabic) ...I started by stripping the text from formatting & setting up a new alignmnet project. Winalign, after automatically aligning, gives me a message (when I click in the screen to review the alignmnet) that "instruction at "0x004235cb" refernced memory at 0x00000000. Memory cannot be read".

I tried converting the files to rtf, didn't work; tried copying & pasting unformatted text into a new word file, didn't work. I still have the same message. The weirdest thing is that a friend had this problem before & it was solved by accepting all changes in the word file. But now, even this trick is not working. What's wrong? Is there something I'm missing?

Help, pls.



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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
France
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English to Hungarian
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Try PlusTools Feb 14, 2008

PlusTools is a free add-on to Wordfast, and its alignment module is way better than WinAlign! It's simple and truly intuitive to use. You'll save a lot of time - especially in the long run - by simply dumping WinAlign.
To be able to use PlusTools you have to install WF - but the trial version is fine for that purpose, so you don't have to pay anything. In such a configuration WF has limited functionality (TM cannot exceed 500 translation units) but not PlusTools.
See a very detailed description of the alignment procedure with PlusTools here.
Attila


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katrelnada  Identity Verified
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Can I then import the aligned file (the TM) into SDL Trados TM ? Feb 14, 2008

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I'll try that but if I do, can I then import the TM into my global TM in SDL Trados 2007?


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