Alignment is a process that allows you re-use already translated content by creating a translation memory from existing translations, instead of starting from scratch.
If you have valuable translation material from previous projects but don't have any translation memory, we can create one by aligning your previously translated material i.e. putting the original and translated documents side by side and comparing them to determine which sentence pairs belong together.


Alignment allows you to take advantage of previously translated material to save time and money on your future translations and also improve your documentation consistency. It is particularly useful in cases when you need to update a previously translated document, such as a manual, or when you need consistency to be maintained between an existing translation and a new translation project. If you have a large amount of material from previous translations but don't have the corresponding translation memory, we can still help: our localization specialists can create a translation memory from a wide range of file formats and help you make big savings on your future translation projects.


We can create translation memories from documents in the following formats:

Winalign tool SDL Align tool
  • Microsoft Word 2000-2003 and 2007 files: RTF and DOC including RTF online help files
  • HTML and files
  • XML/XLIFF files
  • STF files
  • TradosTag (TTX) files
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000-2003 and 2007 files
  • Microsoft Excel 2000-2003 and 2007 files
  • Microsoft Resx files
  • Windows Binary and Resource files
  • Generic Delimited Text files and Java Properties files
  • InDesign CS2 Interchange format files (INX)

OpenTag (OTF)

  • Code File
  • CopyFlow Filter
  • Generic Delimited
  • HTML (Web pages)
  • InDesign CS2
  • JAVA
  • MIF (FrameMaker)
  • Microsoft .NET
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • RC (Program Resource File)
  • RTF (Documentation and Help)
  • SGML
  • TXT (Plain Text)
  • Web-based formats
  • XML
  • XPress Tags filter

In addition to alignment, we can also create a multilingual terminology database from previous translations of your documentation in order to help ensure the accuracy and consistency of the terminology to be used in your next translation projects.

Interested in finding out more about how we can help you save time and money by re-using previous translations? Contact us to obtain more detailed information or ask for a quote now.

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