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Plus Tools : extracted texts are saved in alphabetical order !
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nordiste  Identity Verified
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Jan 18, 2007

I have 2 files from a former translation (EN and FR, txt format), so I tried to align them with PlusTools to populate a new TM.
The problem is, the extracted target and source files are sorted by alphabetical order, which of course doesn't make sense at all.
I cannot figure out where to find a setting option or something to avoid this.

I've seen a Trados demo, where the align feature more or less rebuilts a bilingual text segment by segment. Does WF works the same way ?

[Edited at 2007-01-18 16:23]

[Edited at 2007-01-18 16:24]


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Miranda Joubioux  Identity Verified
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Which version? Jan 18, 2007

Hi Nordiste
Which version of Plus Tools are you using. The current version is 4.16e which can be downloaded from www.wordfast.net

Aligning is a reasonably simple task, the only reason I can think that you have managed to get an alphabetical align is that somewhere in your table options you have set the order to alphabetical.

This feature uses the standard Word table. Check your options.


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nordiste  Identity Verified
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Version 4.16 Jan 18, 2007

I am not sure to undestand what "table option " to check in Word , and where.

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Milan Condak  Identity Verified
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Demo of using +Align in PlusTools Jan 18, 2007

nordiste wrote:

I am not sure to undestand what "table option " to check in Word , and where.


http://www.condak.net/lekce/align/en/00.html

Milan


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Extract using Wordfast, not PlusTools Jan 19, 2007

nordiste wrote:
The problem is, the extracted target and source files are sorted by alphabetical order, which of course doesn't make sense at all.


If you extract terminology using PlusTools, it'll be in alphabetical order. To use PlusTools' align feature, the segments must be extracted using Wordfast's Extract feature.

So, first use Wordfast to extract the source text segments to a file named Extract.txt (rename it to source_Extract.txt or similar), then do the same with the target text. Then open those two Extract.txt files in MS Word, then go to PlusTools, and do the align.


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nordiste  Identity Verified
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Extract in WF and Align in PlusTools Jan 19, 2007

Thank you all , with a special mention to Samuel ! I was not aware of the Extract feature in Wordfast.

Everything is fine now.


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