Exporting aligned TM to TMX
Thread poster: Edwin den Boer

Edwin den Boer  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 16:26
Member (2009)
English to Dutch
May 18, 2014

Hi, I made a small Wordfast TM using Wordfast Aligner.
I opened it in Wordfast Pro 3.4.0, and it said "TM connection established successfully". So far, so good.

Now I'm trying to export it to TMX format, but this doesn't work because "The specified Local TM is empty". It's not empty, the TXT file contains 200 lines.

What went wrong?


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:26
Finnish to French
A couple of suggestions May 18, 2014

No idea what went wrong, but the Wordfast Aligner included in Wordfast Pro isn't particularly stellar. It is still labeled 'beta' and was last changed in 2010. I'd suggest you use the Wordfast Online Aligner included in Wordfast Anywhere, or LF Aligner. I recently made a short video about the latter.

Regarding your problem of not being able to export the TM to TMX, you may want to give WfConverter a try. It's very easy to use and it's a good tool to have when failing to import from TMX, or export to it.



[Edited at 2014-05-18 19:11 GMT]


 

Edwin den Boer  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 16:26
Member (2009)
English to Dutch
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Problem solved May 18, 2014

Thanks for the quick response, Dominique. WfConverter did convert the TM to TMX format, so that solved my problem.

I wasn't particularly happy with Wordfast Aligner. It missed some obvious links, when all it had to do was connect rows with the same number in two Excel files.

I'll give LF Aligner a try if aligment in Deja Vu isn't any better than in Trados or Wordfast.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:26
Finnish to French
memoQ May 18, 2014

Edwin den Boer wrote:
I'll give LF Aligner a try if aligment in Deja Vu isn't any better than in Trados or Wordfast.

If you plan to try out alignment in all major CAT tools, do include memoQ in your tests. I find its aligner very good.


 

Christophe Delaunay  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 16:26
Member (2011)
Spanish to French
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Do try Youalign as well... May 18, 2014

Dominique is right about MemoQ.
And if your doc is not too heavy, do give a try to Youalign. They have a paid version of it which price is just plainly outrageous but the free version is sometimes just enough and works just fine.

http://www.youalign.com/


 

Edwin den Boer  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 16:26
Member (2009)
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memoQ May 19, 2014

Dominique Pivard wrote:

If you plan to try out alignment in all major CAT tools, do include memoQ in your tests. I find its aligner very good.


Thanks for the tip. I didn't plan to test them all, but memoQ does have a generous trial version...

Aligning is not very important for my business, though. I usually work with client-specific terminology.


 


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