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

Kaya Green  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:34
German to English
Jan 25

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!


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MollyRose  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:34
Member (2010)
English to Spanish
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alignment Jan 25

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.

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Kaya Green  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:34
German to English
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thanks Jan 26

Ah of course!
Many thanks!


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Ben Senior  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:34
German to English
LF Aligner Jan 27

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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