How to generate a segmented trados file
Thread poster: Brandis (X)

Brandis (X)
Local time: 22:44
English to German
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Jan 30, 2007

Hi! while using a source and a target file. Can anybody help me. My thought is that the target file is not finished in a segmented manner as per trados logic and the enquiry was a range of source and target files to be converted into trados format at a price tag of €5,- per page. Well theoretically I know how to do this, but the result when it comes to a bilingual track ediiting would be disastrous, because the tool is blind the man´s genious not. I shall appreciate all educating help. Best Brandis


ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:44
English to French
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It is very simple Jan 31, 2007

1. Make up an empty TM in Workbench. Make sure it doesn't contain any TUs.
2. Go to Tools > Translate, select the files you want to segment and check the box that says something like "segment unknown sentences". Run the Translate utility.
3. You should now have a completely segmented file. It will contain target segments that contain the same text as the source segments.

I have just tried this on a one-page Word doc and it worked like a charm.

I hope this helps!


Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 22:44
English to Czech
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How to generate a segmented trados file Jan 31, 2007

I'm not sure I understand your question. However, to create a segmented file from a source and target file, you need to align them with WinAlign, create a new TM and translate the source file with the TM.


Brandis (X)
Local time: 22:44
English to German
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Thank you all Jan 31, 2007

Hi! I found the answer already. Hynek´s solution is better and more stable, becuase if I do automatic alignment, the segments are some times split in a way that the target does not always actually match the source. Thank you once again Best Brandis


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