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Worth upgrading from SDLX 2004 & Trados 6.5 to SLDX Trados?
Thread poster: Anne Lee

Anne Lee  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2003)
Dutch to English
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Jul 16, 2006

So far, I have been working successfully with SDLX 2004 Bonus edition, which I am really comfortable with. I also have Trados 6.5 but admit that I never managed to get to grips with it. A customer has offered me a large project provided I upgrade to SDLX Trados.
But how worthwhile is this? My reservations are that I am concerned that I will no longer be able to use my old TMs.
Also, I regularly switch from SDLX on my desktop to using SDLX on my laptop by unregistering and registering over the Internet with my soft dongle, which apparently is not possible with SLDX Trados, according to a posting on the SDLX Yahoo forum. Can anyone who upgraded share their experience? Feel free to email me on anne@europeantranslation.net


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Vito Smolej
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That should not be an issue Jul 17, 2006

I am concerned that I will no longer be able to use my old TMs


I went through 3 versions of TRADOS and never had to do anything with TMs. If TMs do happen to be incompatible - very much improbable, but not impossible -, you can still export them all in the old version and reimport the into the new version.

Regards

Vito


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Ian M-H
United States
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Partial answer Jul 17, 2006

I've never used SDLX 2004 (I started with 2005), and also cannot speak about the Trados part of the package (I never use it!), but using the latest SDLX version (i.e. the one included as part of the new double pack) I still

regularly switch from SDLX on my desktop to using SDLX on my laptop by unregistering and registering over the Internet
without any problems.

Hope that helps a little, at least.


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Luca Ruella  Identity Verified
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No problem Jul 17, 2006

From the User Manual:


Translation memories created in Trados 6.5 and earlier can be opened by version 7.x of Translator's
Workbench. However, to benefit from the new Unicode-related enhancements, it is necessary to
export the 6.5 or earlier translation memories and then import them into newly created version 7.x
translation memories.

And:

SDL Trados software uses FLEXlm softkey protection. All license information is stored in a license
file (*.lic). The license file is stored on your computer. From the Customer Center, you are
entitled to download two softkey license files to use on up to two computers, such as your desktop
computer and your laptop.


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