July discount: SDL Trados Studio online training starting at $53.00 each

I’m happy to announce that beginning in July, I’m going to start with the online training courses of SDL Studio 2009/2011 for translators. Each session lasts 3 hours and was designed by SDL for users of each level: Getting Started, Intermediate and Advanced. Only in July, I will offer the introductory price of $59.00 for[…]

Video tutorial: QA check on SDL Trados unclean Word files

This video tutorial shows how easy it is to perform a Quality Assurance check and a Terminology QA Check on a SDL Trados unclean Word file. The QA Check will analyze SDLX compatible files (like SDL Trados unclean Word files) against a Termbase to make sure the terms in the termbase were used in the translation. The QA Check can find potential errors and issues like missing or partially missing translations, inconsistent translations, multiple dots or spaces, etc. The tool will produce an report with a list of all the issues found. The list is interactive so clicking on the report item will jump to the respective segment where the issue was found. The files can be corrected directly from SDL Edit (included in the Trados Suite) and saved as an unclean file.

Click for the video tutorial and a simple list of 10 steps.
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SDL Trados Studio: Importing Multiterm 2007 termbases into Multiterm 2009 (Video Tutorial)

Multiterm Termbase

Multiterm Termbase

Unlike previous versions, the new Multiterm 2009 allows the user to select where to store the termbases. In my opinion’, working directly with Multiterm 2009 termbases is much better and allows more flexibility over the termbases.

Converting a Multiterm 2007 termbase (mdb file) into a Multiterm 2009 termbase (sdltb file) is very easy to do. But since the new termbases create additional files (just like Trados TM’s), the best approach is to place each termbase into a single folder. Here’s how to do it:

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Brief tip for translators: SDL Trados Studio – Shortcuts and laptop keyboards

Don’t forget that with Studio, shortcuts can be modified. Using a laptop is great and really convenient but missing the numeric pad is not so great. Having the option to customize every shortcut is particularly useful for those of us with laptops. So I keep changing my shortcuts, particularly the always-used ‘Confirm and Move to[…]

Tip for translators: Using TO3000 to keep all databases in one single place

One of my favorite applications for translators is Translation Office 3000. It’s much more than just an invoice tool or a project management application, the built-in browser can keep all the relevant translation files just one-click away.

For instance, using TO3000 and shortcuts, I keep all my databases (glossaries, TMs, termbases, project references, etc) in one single place, regardless of their physical location. I just add shortcuts of their folders in a Client-specific folder automatically created by TO3000 at the moment the client is added. The next time I want to access any of those files, I just go to the Project>Folders tab and find it in the Clients Folder, right by the Project Folder.

This is particularly useful for those translators who use a separate Translation Memory or Glossary for each client or topic. There’s no need to spend any time trying to find the client’s files, they’re all available from one single location.

For a detailed explanation, click on the link: […]