Wordfast AutoAligner

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Wordfast Online Aligner, demonstrated by Yasmin Moslem

You can use the free Wordfast Online Aligner (aka Wordfast File Aligner or Wordfast Autoaligner) for aligning source and target documents translated manually, without a translation tool, and creating a translation memory.

  1. Log into your [Wordfast Anywhere] account, at FreeTM.com, or register for a free new account if you do not already have one.
  2. Under the File tab, click on the Align icon.
  3. This opens a new page for the Wordfast File Aligner.
  4. Click on the Add files button, and locate the source and target documents, or drag and drop your files directly into the Filename box.
  5. You have an option that you can check if the document is multilingual. Wordfast File Aligner automatically detects the languages in your documents.
  6. After adding your files, click the Start upload button.
  7. Wordfast File Aligner processes the uploaded documents and auto-detects the languages.
  8. You can change directions of the alignment (source vs target) by clicking the "Swap Languages" button.
  9. Choose whether you want to download the TM now and/or receive it by email. You can also include formatting tags in the aligned segments.
  10. Click on the Align! button.
  11. Check your email inbox or wait for the alignment to finish, then save it to your computer. The alignment process creates a zip file containing the generated TM.
  12. The zip file includes an Excel (*.xls) file which you can edit and upload to the TM Converter (under the Wordfast AutoAligner Tools tab > "Convert XLS/XLSX to Wordfast TM") to regenerate a TM after you have manually edited the initial, automated alignment.
  13. It includes also a TM in the TMX format.
The TXT file is the Wordfast TM, which you can use directly in [Wordfast Classic] and [Wordfast Pro 3]. For [Wordfast Pro 5], you can import either the TXT or TMX TM into an existing WFP5 TM or import and create a new one. You can also upload your aligned TM for use in [Wordfast Anywhere].