Creating TM in Wordfast from a series of existing documents
Thread poster: IWagner
IWagner  Identity Verified
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English to French
Jun 22, 2005

I'm 100% new to Wordfast. I have started reading the manual but before going on I'ld like to know the following: Is it possible to create a TM from existing translated documents?

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Dan Marasescu  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 22, 2005

Hi

Yes, it is. You need to use the Align feature in PlusTools. There is a separate manual for PlusTools.

Good luck!
Dan

IWagner wrote:

I'm 100% new to Wordfast. I have started reading the manual but before going on I'ld like to know the following: Is it possible to create a TM from existing translated documents?


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IWagner  Identity Verified
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Thanks Dan! Jun 22, 2005

I do appreciate your help. I'll do that. The problem is that there's so many manuals to read and so little time to read it!!

Dan Marasescu wrote:

Hi

Yes, it is. You need to use the Align feature in PlusTools. There is a separate manual for PlusTools.

Good luck!
Dan

IWagner wrote:

I'm 100% new to Wordfast. I have started reading the manual but before going on I'ld like to know the following: Is it possible to create a TM from existing translated documents?


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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It's called *alignment* Jun 23, 2005

IWagner wrote:
Is it possible to create a TM from existing translated documents?


Yes, but it can be a long process, because only part of it can be automated. Remember, when WF aligns two documents, you still have to check it manually for misalignments. For this reason I wouldn't suggest aligning documents with text you are unlikely to use again.

Alignment is done using WF and PlusTools. It takes a bit of practice, but once you got it, it's not so difficult.


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