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ForeignDesk - getting started
Thread poster: Martin Heimann

Martin Heimann
Germany
Local time: 11:09
Dutch to German
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Feb 16, 2002

I downloaded the ForeignDesk TM software but cannot get started. I could create new projects but have no clue how to add files to the project. I\'ve given up. Anyone who has experience with ForeignDesk?

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Ulrike Lieder  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:09
English to German
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Not much help, I'm afraid Feb 17, 2002

I\'ve only worked with prepped Foreign Desk projects, so I\'m afraid I can\'t offer much help.

One thing that did come to mind though - did you set yourself up as the administrator? When installing the software, you have 2 installation options - administrator or translator.



On a purely personal note from someone who\'s worked with FD over the years, I never did like it. The user interface is not very elegant, you can\'t resize segments, and because it\'s a stand-alone program that does not interface with other text processors, none of your handy little WP macros and shortcuts work.



If you\'re looking for a free CAT software package, check out Wordfast which, AFAIK, is still available free of charge. From what I hear, that may change soon.



My 2 cents\' worth...


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FrancescoP  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:09
English to Italian
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Can you please give more details about your problem? Feb 17, 2002

If you work with ForeignDesk, the project manager sends you the files in a compressed file .pkc. You have to split files double clicking on the icon and then choose a working directory. Then all you have to do is to clic on the button Open in ForeignDesk and select the correct path.



ForeignDesk is a very nice tool... if you can give me more details about your problem I\'ll try to help you.



Regards,



FP


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