Anyone know of a quick and simple way to convert an uncleaned Trados .doc into a TMX?
Thread poster: Michael Beijer

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Jun 22, 2010

Thanks,

Michael


 

Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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Word search and replace Jun 22, 2010

I guess you mean how to do it without Trados, right?

If you know the structure of final TMX (just look to a sample tmx file) you can create a simple Word macro mostly working with multiple search and replace.


 

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@Michael Jun 22, 2010

Michael J.W. Beijer wrote:
Does anyone know of a quick and simple way to convert an uncleaned Trados .doc into a TMX file?


Yes, install a demo version of Wordfast Classic, clean up the file, and then use Wordfast's TM editor to convert it to TMX (or use something like Olifant to do the same).

1. http://www.wordfast.net/index.php?whichpage=downloadpage
2. The TM editor is the second-to-right button on the WF toolbar.


 

carl11
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There's a new CAT tool that you can use to do that. It's called Fluency. You can get a free trial at https://products.westernstandard.com/cart/trial.aspx and just import the .doc in the TM import and then export it as a TMX

 

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4. Other Nvus Jun 22, 2010

Thanks everyone! Funny, I was actually just now reading about Fluency in Jost Zetsche's newsletter. I think I might take a look at it, it sounds interesting.

 

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Fluency Jun 22, 2010

carl11 wrote:
There's a new CAT tool that you can use to do that. It's called Fluency. You can get a free trial at https://products.westernstandard.com/cart/trial.aspx ...


Yeah, I suppose you could download Fluency (450 MB) and install it... or you can download Wordfast (2 MB) and install it.icon_smile.gif


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Hmm Jun 22, 2010

What the hell did they put in it, the entire DGT Multilingual Translation Memory
of the Acquis Communautaire?


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Fluency size Jun 23, 2010

Michael J.W. Beijer wrote:
What the hell did they put in it, the entire DGT Multilingual Translation Memory of the Acquis Communautaire?


The previous version's zip file contains:
1. an English SDF file (270 MB)
2. an SDF file for your language (170 MB or more)
3. an instructional video (130 MB)
4. dotnetfx, in case you don't have it yet (130 MB)

I think Fluency's main selling point is the fact that its dictionary look-up feature is so powerful, but only if you use Fluency's own dictionary. Where other CAT tools have a glosasry feature, Fluency has a dictionary feature that does everything your other CAT tools' glossary feature does. But to do that, it needs a big dictionary in its own format.


 

carl11
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clarifacation Jun 23, 2010

The download is big, but the dictionaries can be useful. And, from my experience with the demo, you can upload your own terminology and override their dictionaries.

 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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(WinAlign & Workbench) Jun 24, 2010

Not perfect, but this does the trick too:

1. source.doc + target.doc -> WinAlign -> Export
2. Create empty .tmw -> Import into Workbench
3. Export as .tmx

Instead of WinAlign, you can of course use e.g. http://www.youalign.com/AlignDocs.aspx?fromlogin=1, or sth else.


 

Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
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Not needed Jun 24, 2010

Michael J.W. Beijer wrote:

Not perfect, but this does the trick too:

1. source.doc + target.doc -> WinAlign -> Export
2. Create empty .tmw -> Import into Workbench
3. Export as .tmx



Michael, if you do have Trados, you do not need to align at all - just clean the doc and the TM will be updated automatically (if you set it in the options).


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Wow Jun 24, 2010

Good point. Thanks!

Michael


 


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