Aligning FrameMaker files
Thread poster: pcs_MCIL
Nov 5, 2012

I am looking for a tool to align FrameMaker files (*.mif).
So far, I found just CafèTrans but I can't get it to work.

Does anybody knows of any other alignment tool suitable for my need?


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:32
Finnish to French
Wordfast Pro Nov 5, 2012

Paola Slajmer wrote:
I am looking for a tool to align FrameMaker files (*.mif).
So far, I found just CafèTrans but I can't get it to work.
Does anybody knows of any other alignment tool suitable for my need?

Here is a suggestion, using Wordfast Pro:

1. Open the source .MIF in Wordfast Pro, save as TXML and export to bilingual review.
2. Do the same with the translated .MIF
3. Edit both bilingual reviews in Word deleting everything except the source column.
4. Use any aligner you want, since what you have are two Word files.

If you get lots of tags in your TXML, you may want to delete them in the bilingual review. It's easy to do it since they all have the same style (tw4winInternal).

You can of course use the same method with any CAT tool that supports .MIF as input and can export to a Word table: memoQ, Déjà Vu, Studio etc.

Wordfast Pro is convenient, since the demo version allows you to do it without time restrictions.


 

Rodolfo Raya  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:32
English to Spanish
Stingray Nov 5, 2012

You can align MIF files from FrameMaker 7 with Stingray.

If your files are from a newer version of FrameMaker, you can save them in MIF 7 format before aligning.

Regards,
Rodolfo


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:32
Finnish to French
Wordfast Online Aligner Nov 5, 2012

Paola Slajmer wrote:
Does anybody knows of any other alignment tool suitable for my need?

Come to think of it, you may want to try the Wordfast Online Aligner:
http://autoaligner.freetm.com/
I think it supports MIF (since the format is supported by Wordfast Anywhere), but I've never tried it myself.


 


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