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SDL Trados Studio – A Practical Guide by Andy Walker

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Alignment

Alignment is the process of adding material to a TM from existing pairs of documents (source and translation) that were translated without using a TM tool. By aligning these files, you can recycle their content into a TM to use when you subsequently translate similar material in SDL Trados Studio or another TM tool.

Alignment can be time consuming, especially with large files in which the source and target documents have different segmentation (for example, if sentences in the source document have been split up into smaller sentences in the target document). In these situations, it is often worth spending time to prepare the documents themselves to ensure that their structures are similar before you align them. For example, identical ...

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