Win Align not working
Thread poster: xxxLia Fail

xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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Mar 21, 2004

Trados 6 & Windows XP

I tried aligning 16000 words using WinAlign and it jammed, everytime I tried it.

So I cut the docs up into batches of about 5000 words each, but exactly the same thing is happening.

I add the text and after I click on 'align file pairs', Winalign just closes.

Any ideas why this is happening? There are no graphs of any kind in the texts.

TIA:-)


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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As usual - more details... *g* Mar 21, 2004

Hi Ailish,
What type of documents are you trying to align? I'm assuming that these are Word documents, but I'd rather get confirmation...

I tried aligning 16000 words using WinAlign and it jammed, everytime I tried it.

Is the sudden closure of WinAlign all that's happening, or are there any other symptoms?

A few ideas:
- Assuming they're Word documents, try saving them as RTF before aligning (note that this is exactly what WinAlign does) - if you get problems doing this, you'll know the source of your problem.

- Check if the documents contain revision marks - if they do, accept all changes before aligning.

HTH, Ralf


 

xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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Word docs converted to RTF Mar 21, 2004

Thanks again Ralf:-)

I have just done what you said, accept all changes, but it's still happening, exactly as before.

The only difference with the cut-up text and the entire text is that WinAlign collapsed with the large doc, and simply just closes with the smaller docs.

I have aligned other work, just as an experiment, and all has been OK.


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Did you re-create the project? Mar 21, 2004

Hi again,

I have just done what you said, accept all changes, but it's still happening, exactly as before.

You will need to re-create the alignment project after having accepted the changes.
Did you do that?

Best regards, Ralf


 

xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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I don't think that's the problem... Mar 21, 2004

I actually start off afresh each time, becuase I just cannot locate the 'new' alignment project, it's a mystery to me where they are saved anyway, but that was a problem I was leaving until later to resolve! I am new, as you know:-) to Trados and WinAlign.

In other words, every attempt to align has led to the creation of a new alignment project anyway, so I don't think that's the problem.

TIA:-)



[Edited at 2004-03-21 20:22]


 


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