Dorothee Racette wrote:
Has anyone bought the 6.5 version yet? I am curious to know whether it includes a full version of the T-Window for Excel. When I upgraded to 5.5, the software came with a full version of T-Window for PowerPoint, but only a "trial" version of T-Window for Excel. It turned out you had to buy the T-Window for Excel separately. I read the anouncement for 6.5 carefully, but it does not seem to answer this question in detail.
Not yet, but as I bought my Trados 5.0 I got the T-Window collection for free (as far as I remember), this was because of upgrading in early stage or so. So possibly this will be same case now. After upgrading to 5.5/6.0 the T-Windows were upgraded accordingly.
Also, has anyone bought the add-on for working with Excel? (5.5, 6.0 or 6.5) Is it worth it? I recently slugged through several translations in Excel and wondered whether TRADOS could have saved me some work there. Any input is much appreciated.
Well, certainly yes, you can save a lot of time and work with all T-Windows. The only problem of T-Window for Excel is, that it treats one cell as one sentence. If there are more sentences or even worser manual line breaks (ALT+ENTER in Excel), the text is treated as one and all line breaks do not appear in the translation, so they need to be put in place afterwards. But still it is better to use T-Window with this additional work as to start translating without.
Other possibility is using T-Window for Clipboard. With it you can translate any text in any software (even descriptions or texts in Corel Draw or similar) by copying them into clipboard and translating with T-Window, and afterwards putting in place in the original file.