Merging source and target files to create Trados file
Thread poster: Kaya Green

Kaya Green  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:15
German to English
Jan 25, 2018

Hi there,
I'm wondering if I can input a source text and completed target translation into Trados to create one Trados file (and therefore a TM) for a new text I need to translate that is very similar to the previous translation. I have been given the source and the target of the previous translation as two separate word documents.
Many thanks!


 

MollyRose  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:15
Member (2010)
English to Spanish
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alignment Jan 25, 2018

It´s called "alignment." There are a lot of threads about how to do this. You can do it in Studio 2014, but there might be other software programs that would do it for you better.

 

Kaya Green  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:15
German to English
TOPIC STARTER
thanks Jan 26, 2018

Ah of course!icon_smile.gif
Many thanks!


 

Ben Senior  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:15
German to English
LF Aligner Jan 27, 2018

There's a free alignment tool called LF Aligner that does a much better job on aligning documents than the built-in aligner tool in Studio. Paul Filkin from SDL has even recommended it rather than their own tool.

Ben


 


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