Alignment workarounds
Thread poster: David BUICK

David BUICK  Identity Verified
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French to English
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Jul 2, 2009

DVX user here.

I don't often use the "alignment workfile" feature because it's such a pain getting the alignment to work properly. If I do want to create a translation memory from existing external source and target files, I use a feature of a program called Logiterm which creates alignment files pretty much at a click of a button and allows you to export them in a TM format which can then be imported into a DVX translation memory.

I personally use other features of Logiterm, but for anyone not wishing to purchase it this seems like rather a lot of expense to go to simply to create alignment workfiles faster.

What are others' experience of alignment woes, workarounds or other relevant applications?


 

Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
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External View Jul 2, 2009

Recently I used an External View table to align an English to Oromo translation. I was surprised how easy it was, because you can delete a cell in a Word table and let its successors shift up like in Excel; then some copy and paste work and it was done.

 


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