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SDL Trados 2007 performance with Office 2007 better with new SP?
Thread poster: Christiane Gertz

Christiane Gertz
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Nov 25, 2008

Hi everyone,
I'm using SDL Trados Freelance with Windows XP and Office 2003. But now I have to get me a new computer which will probably have Windows Vista and Office 2007.

A while ago I heard about the performance problems of Trados with Office 2007 under Vista (too slow etc). Did anything change with the new service pack(update offered now?

Please write your experiences/opinions. It's hard to get a new computer with XP so I hope it will be good news.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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XP still available Nov 25, 2008

Hi Christiane,

It's hard to get a new computer with XP so I hope it will be good news.

No problem buying a new computer with XP - I just bought a Sony Vaio with XP Professional and Office 2003.

IIRC the main cause of the performance problems was Word 2007, not Trados - but I'm not working with Office 2007 at all, so I cannot really comment.

Best regards,

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Alexey Ivanov  Identity Verified
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Local time: 04:26
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I can't complain Nov 25, 2008

I use Trados 2007 Freelance with Office 2007 and MS Vista Home Premium and I can't complain. I think to ensure good performance you have to have enough RAM and a good processor. I have 4 Gb RAM and 3.2 GHz AMD Athlon Dual Core Processor.
As to XP still available with new computer mentioned by Ralph I think it is limited to Sony and Dell laptops only.

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Nadja Balogh  Identity Verified
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Me neither Nov 25, 2008

I'm using the same combination as Alexey, and have never encountered any slowness or other problems at all.

(Though - as an aside - having used only Macs before buying my first PC - this one, with Vista pre-installed - I was probably spared most of the terrible disappointments so many XP users seem to suffer from. Also, having been (or, still being) such a Mac fan, I was expecting something much worse... and was surprised to find that Windows is in fact quite acceptable.)

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Where to get Office 2003? Nov 25, 2008

Sorry if I misuse the thread, but it would interest me if Office 2003 would be still available somewhere.
I use Vista Business on a HP laptop and got Win XP on DVD. But the step from XP to Vista was easy, no reason to switch back.

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Diana Mecarelli  Identity Verified
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Office 2007 Windows XP Trados 2007 (863) Dec 1, 2008

It's really annoying that it's not possible to work in Word with the new file-format docx.
Or better: You could try to work with it, but later on you can't clean the files.
The error messages are:

(-2147467259): The target document cannot be created because the tag structure in the TagEditor document is invalid.
File skipped!


(-2147467259): The file could not be opened because it is not in Microsoft Office Word 2007 file format.

Unfortunately I asked befor upgrading if it was possible to translate docx files in Word and use it in the same way as doc-files. They told me, it would be possible. That was the premission to buy the upgrade.

When I asked 3 questions for support, they told me that I had to make a support-contract first...
It where questions related to installation problems and registering in the beginning.

Sorry, but there are still to many problems and bugs that only a few people are able to solve by themselves. I think it should be possible to install and use a program without the necessity to search in different mailing-lists or support-forums to resolve the problems caused by the program itself. Other programs does work fine from the beginning, why isn't SDL Trados able to offer such a programm?

This is reallly bad service!

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