Problem Aligning documents
Thread poster: Louise TAYLOR

Louise TAYLOR  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 12:15
Member (2015)
French to English
Jul 18, 2015

I am trying to align some old documents to build up my term base.

I set one off last night and the alignment bar when processing went to half way and then stopped. I had the message that the documents were being aligned. It was still at the same point this morning so I cancelled the process.

The bar messages are - reading left file - reading right file - merging files. This is where it stops.

It is a huge document - more than 1,000 pages in word. Thinking this might be the problem I tried the first 45 pages of each document - a much smaller file but the same problem. The processing bar gets to half way and stays there. I left it for 2 hours this morning but nothing happened. It was still half way, to merging files, with no movement.

Has anyone else had this problem?
How is it resolved?

Many thanks




[Edited at 2015-07-18 11:17 GMT]


 

Louise TAYLOR  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 12:15
Member (2015)
French to English
TOPIC STARTER
Can anyone help? Jul 19, 2015

I have now tried only the first 6 pages and it still does the same thing.

When it stops I can't cancel it either. The cancelling just continues so I have to use the control panel to force SDL to stop running.

The alignment tool works perfectly well on other documents just not this one.

Any ideas what could cause this?


 

Adrien Esparron
Local time: 12:15
Member (2007)
German to French
+ ...
Could help? Jul 19, 2015

No idea what happens, but you could try with LF-Aligner, here :

https://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/

Good luck !


 

Lorenzo Bermejo
Local time: 12:15
English to Spanish
+ ...
@Louise and @Adrien Jul 19, 2015

Yes, LF-Aligner is an excellent and free tool.
I've only encountered problems with long dashes, which were replaced in my target segments alignment by two short dashes, but I think its because I didn't customize the application properly.
Louise, do give it a try, it's an amazing tool!


 

Louise TAYLOR  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 12:15
Member (2015)
French to English
TOPIC STARTER
Excellent tool Jul 19, 2015

Thank you Adrian that is a brilliant tool. It worked and very quickly with the entire document. It also saved me having to go through the SDL alignment procedure as it was all done and imported nicely into my term base.

I agree Lorenzo - it is excellent. am very glad I tried iticon_smile.gif


 

Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 14:15
English to Russian
Thank you folks Jul 19, 2015

Never heard of this tool before. Looks good. Will use it.

 

Adrien Esparron
Local time: 12:15
Member (2007)
German to French
+ ...
Fine! Jul 19, 2015

As we say in French : "Pourquoi utiliser un marteau pilon pour écraser une mouche ?" or how to apply the Shadock's devise : "Pourquoi faire simple quand on peut faire compliqué ... "

Happy it worked...


 


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