Is it possible to align Excel files in Wordfast?
Thread poster: Claire Cox

Claire Cox
United Kingdom
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French to English
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Apr 2, 2009

Hello,

I've been sent some Excel files in French and English similar to a translation I've been asked to do. But I can't work out how to align them with PlusTools - is the only way to copy the text to a Word file and align it that way?

Many thanks.

Claire


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Push the Create TM button Apr 2, 2009

Hi Claire,

If you have the two colums in Word, the only thing left to do is to click on the Create TM button of the + Align tab in PlusTools.

Good luck,
Gerard


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Claire Cox
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Excel only Apr 2, 2009

Hi Gerard,

That's my problem. I only have the documents in Excel format. What I've done in the meantime is to laboriously copy each block of text from the Excel files (all 9 worksheets in each!) to a Word document for each language and then aligned the two Word documents. That worked fine as I knew it would, but took an awful long time. I just wondered if there was a simpler way to align straight from the Excel files?

Thanks,

Claire


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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PlusToyz by Arkady Vysotsky sometimes works even better Apr 2, 2009

Well, one learns every day.

You could have opened the entire Excel workbook with Word, could have removed the spaces between tables and could have applied PlusTools.

Personally I would have used Arkady Vysotsky's PlusToyz for the job
http://www.geocities.com/avvysotsky/PlusToyz.zip
PlusToyz is a Word document with some nifty CAT macros incorporated: no DOT, nothing intrusive. It can - among other features - turn a Word table into Wordfast/Trados segments.

Regards,
Gerard

[Edited at 2009-04-02 23:18 GMT]


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Magdalena Szewciów  Identity Verified
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Gerard! May 8, 2009

I can't express how grateful I am for your help! Although I did not ask the question here, your reply has just helped me as PlusTools refused to cooperate. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

[Edited at 2009-05-08 18:24 GMT]


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Tommaso Benzi  Identity Verified
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creating a TM in Wf Pro from two Excel files May 12, 2009

Hi,
do you know how to create a TM in WfPro from two Excel files in the same way it used to be done with PlusTools? I cannot get the hang of it.
Many thanks,

Tommaso


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xxxNMR
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Two methods May 12, 2009

Tommaso Benzi wrote:

Hi,
do you know how to create a TM in WfPro from two Excel files in the same way it used to be done with PlusTools? I cannot get the hang of it.
Many thanks,

Tommaso


PlusTools is used on a two columns Word table.

1) Copy the source text (the whole Excel column) in Word (a table of 1 column). Create a second column in Word, at the right side, and copy the translation (the whole column) in it. Then verify (the cells at the left side should correspond to the cells at the right side, if not use PlusTools, there is a button to combine cells. Then close the Word file and re-open it (for some reason this is important). And create the TM in the way PlsuTools describes.

2) Copy the translated text in Excel at the right of the source text, then copy both columns at the same time in Word (table of two columns). Check the cells and apply PlusTools as above.



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