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Burrell  Identity Verified
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Jun 30, 2005

I remember seeing several posts on useful software (free) that counts time you spend on a job when you charge an hourly rate. Unfortunately all my searches have proved fruitless - probably wrong keywords. Could anybody point me in the right direction please?

Thanks,
Burrell


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Andrzej Mierzejewski  Identity Verified
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what sort of job do you mean? Jun 30, 2005

1. if you translate in Word, open the file and just click: File-Properties-Statistics. Word will show you the accumulated time (minutes) you spent editing this file since it was created.
The same for Excel, Power Point and probably for other software from other manufacturers (not sure at the moment).
2. if a consecutive/simultaneous translation, just a simple watch on your wrist should do. Or a chronograph.

Or I don't catch your point?
Regards
Andrzej Mierzejewski


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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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XNote Stopwatch is ok Jun 30, 2005

I am using XNote Stopwatch. It is simple, can be configured as you like it, and works fine.

However I would like to find one that can be configured to have it stop automatically if I am not at the computer for longer than a set time.

The author of XNote told me that it should be possible to have the counter stop when the computer goes in stand by, but for some reason this feature does not work on my Toshiba Satellite.


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Burrell  Identity Verified
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Andrzej Mierzejewski wrote:

1. if you translate in Word, open the file and just click: File-Properties-Statistics. Word will show you the accumulated time (minutes) you spent editing this file since it was created.
The same for Excel, Power Point and probably for other software from other manufacturers (not sure at the moment).
2. if a consecutive/simultaneous translation, just a simple watch on your wrist should do. Or a chronograph.

Or I don't catch your point?
Regards
Andrzej Mierzejewski



I am editing a word file but have a 3 year old running around so I need a programme that I could stop when I rush to the rescue and then start again when I am ready to resume the work.


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Piotr Sawiec  Identity Verified
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Hi, I posted the same topic several months ago:

http://www.proz.com/topic/29831

The best one was timestamp, had everything I needed and was very easy to operate.

Piotr


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Andrzej Mierzejewski  Identity Verified
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Beware of kids! Jun 30, 2005

Burrell wrote:
I am editing a word file but have a 3 year old running around so I need a programme that I could stop when I rush to the rescue and then start again when I am ready to resume the work.


A kid around your computer. All is clear.


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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Cratchit TimeTool Jun 30, 2005

See

http://www.cratchit.org/

Go to Downloads->Timetool for Windows

I use it frequently. You can create several items (such as Proofreading, Rescue Mission or Coffee break... just joking ) that are activated by simply clicking on them. Make sure to hit "Save" before closing the application, otherwise all your records might be gone.

HTH.

Sonja


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Burrell  Identity Verified
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Thanks everybody, I will try them out.

Rgds,
Burrell


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Austra Muizniece  Identity Verified
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Just what I needed Jul 6, 2005

Was going to post the same question:),my case is different though -no kids, just an ill & crazy cat to watch, thanks everyone

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