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Thread poster: Jacy
Jacy
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Dec 4, 2007

Hi All,

I wonder if someone could give me some advice. I'm a student doing a MA in Translation and we are using TRADOS. I would like something like this at home but just can't afford it. Is there an alternative thats just as good but cheaper. I've been on a few websites and they all say how great they are, I would rather hear from someone who has used one and can give me an honest opinion before I spend any money.

Thank you,

Jacy Baker


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Maria Karra  Identity Verified
United States
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CAT tools Dec 5, 2007

Hi Jacy,
If you do a forum search on ProZ you'll find plenty of advice. Here are some links to past discussions on this topic:

No CAT tool experience- where to begin?
http://www.proz.com/topic/68108

Which CAT tool would you recommend me?
http://www.proz.com/topic/69072

What is the freeware version of WordFast or SDL Trados?
http://www.proz.com/topic/64254



Maria


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Hermann Bruns  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:59
English to German
Try MetaTexis Dec 5, 2007

Hi Jacy,

you might want to try MetaTexis for Word. Version Lite is available for free and is a fully featured translation memory tool. You can download MetaTexis for Word here:

www.metatexis.com

Best regards
Hermann


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Nicole Keller
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I can recommend "across" Dec 7, 2007

Hi Jacy,
across offers a free version for freelance translators and students.
You only have to register on their website and dwonload the installation files.
Registration: http://www.across.net/en/fdb_intro.aspx
Download: http://www.across.net/en/demo_request_pe.php
They also offer free tutorials on their website so that it is very easy to get familiar with the software.

Regards,
Nicole


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Jacy
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Thank you Dec 8, 2007

Thank you all for your replies, I'm so relieved that there is some software out there I can use to get started with. We are training with TRADOS in class so I don't feel I will be missing out by using a different software, that training will come in useful when I can eventually afford it, or with luck, get given it by a client. But for now any decent software will be useful, at least I can start building a memory and term base ready for the exam. Any advice on exams and general translation practice would be gratefully received also,

Thanks,

Jacy


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