Combine two memories same source and target language?
Thread poster: Estefanía González

Estefanía González  Identity Verified
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Feb 17, 2005

Hi everyone!

I have two TM with both the same source and target languages.

Is it possible to combine both to create a bigger memory, and if yes, how?

Thanks!

Estefania


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Its very simple Feb 17, 2005

Eyport one of them to *.txt and import that file into another TM.
Or better: create a new one with the same source-target combination. Export both TMs and import the *.txt into the new one.

HTH
Jerzy

PS
Ooops, its Wordfast (I use Trados) - but this should work in the same way.

[Edited at 2005-02-17 21:31]


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Estefanía González  Identity Verified
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That was quick! ;) Feb 17, 2005

Hi Jerzy!

Thousand thanks for the tip

Rgds

Estefanía


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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You don't have to export anything Feb 17, 2005

In Wordfast there is Merge function just for that: Translation Memory - Service and select Merge. You need to select the memory to add to your current one, et voila!

Magda


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Bruno Magne  Identity Verified
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Jerzy is right, but... Feb 17, 2005

first you should you tell us the format of both TM's. Were they created and constructed with Wordfat?

A very simple way to merge both memories into one, provided they are .txt (text without format)files.

Open the first TM with Word.

Go the end and press ENTER to create a new paragraph.

In the menu INSERT, click on File and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

The first time you open the merged TM, Wordfast will index it.

An even simpler method if you have an old WF version (i.e 4.22).

Open Word and WF
Open the first memory.
Click on the icon WF (last button on the rigth
Click on the TM tab and locate the "MERGE" button
Follow WF instructions


Please bear in mind that this applies only to .txt files.

For .tmx files, the process is somewhat differentm depending on youyr WF version.

Cheers
Bruno


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Estefanía González  Identity Verified
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Insert/File Feb 17, 2005

Hi,

I tried Bruno's tip and it worked flawlessly.

Both were .txt files and since I have the WF5 version I couldn't use directly the merge function on the tab menu.

Thanks to all of you for your good hints

Estefanía


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Bruno Magne  Identity Verified
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No carece, Estefanía Feb 18, 2005

For those who do not know Spanish, it means "You are welcome".

Have a great week-end



Bruno


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