Creating two-column bilingual texts (with DeepL and Softmaker)

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Creating two-column bilingual texts (with DeepL and Softmaker)

Postby Kraut » Fri May 18, 2018 12:23 pm

-I use DeepL to translate target language texts into German. Among DeepL's suggestions I choose the one that helps me best to memorize the target language, not the stylistically best one
- With Softmaker/Textmaker (free here:http://www.freeoffice.com/de/download) I can easily import the two columns from DeepL and edit them further with a few clicks:
1. click on "Layout"
2. click on "Spalten" zwei
3. Umbruch einfügen - Spaltenumbruch
4. Seitengröße A3
5. paste your two DeepL texts into the two colums, they can now be worked and aligned easily
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Re: Creating two-column bilingual texts (with DeepL and Softmaker)

Postby Doitsujin » Fri May 18, 2018 5:43 pm

Kraut wrote:- With Softmaker/Textmaker (free here:http://www.freeoffice.com/de/download) I can easily import the two columns from DeepL and edit them further with a few clicks:
Is there any particular reason why you don't simply use a spreadsheet program, e.g., MS Excel or LibreOffice Calc?
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Re: Creating two-column bilingual texts (with DeepL and Softmaker)

Postby iguanamon » Fri May 18, 2018 6:33 pm

Doitsujin wrote:...Is there any particular reason why you don't simply use a spreadsheet program, e.g., MS Excel or LibreOffice Calc?

Or, even more simply, just copy and paste into a word/openoffice doc two columned-one row table.
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Re: Creating two-column bilingual texts (with DeepL and Softmaker)

Postby Kraut » Fri May 18, 2018 8:23 pm

Doitsujin wrote:
Kraut wrote:- With Softmaker/Textmaker (free here:http://www.freeoffice.com/de/download) I can easily import the two columns from DeepL and edit them further with a few clicks:
Is there any particular reason why you don't simply use a spreadsheet program, e.g., MS Excel or LibreOffice Calc?


Yes, I have always used free and small Softmaker and needed nothing else.
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