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How to create a bilingual document?
Thread poster: Henning Holthusen

Henning Holthusen  Identity Verified
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English to German
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Nov 17, 2008

I want to create a bilingual document from a source and a target text I already have.
I'd like every paragraph to be in a nice little box, German paragraph on the left, English paragraph on the right.
I know this can be done in Word by using a table. I have done it before, using a tutorial I found on the web (or even on Proz, don't remember).
Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it anymore. Could someone point me to a tutorial or explain quickly how this works?

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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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English to Dutch
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Here's how Nov 17, 2008

In the German document, select all text, go to the Table menu and select Convert tot table. In the options, select 1 column and paragraph marker as delimitor.
Do the same in the Englisch document.
Now create a new document with a two column table. Copy the German table to the first column, and the English table to the second column. Done.

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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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goto wordfast web-site for docs Nov 17, 2008

At the end of the user manual, there are some macros, including the one you need. WordFast uses the same markers as Trados. Just copy the macro to Word and run it.

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