SDL Edit vs SDL Lite
Thread poster: Umutay Midinova
To be strict what I am interested in is not SDL Trados, but SDL, the free version which is possible to download from the site. I have downloaded and installed it just in case. Recently I was asked to perform a test using this CAT. The sent file is not opened in this version, though has the right extension. They provided me by another link, and this CAT is SDL Lite, not SDL Edit as at my computer. They say that the problem was here.
I didn't dowload the day they sent the message, but tried to dowload several days after. Now the link doesn't work--the server has internal error. My question is--how could SDL Edit perform some task of editing, if it is impossible to open its own file?
| Not all itd files can be opened in SDL Lite || Mar 11, 2007 |
SDL Edit is one module of SDLX (which is one of the two applications included in SDL Trados). While the Standard and Professional versions of SDLX have quite a few other modules, SDLX Lite, the version you downloaded, consists only of SDL Edit. So I you probably did download the correct application in the first place.
However, you can only use SDLX Lite to work on files that were created with SDLX Elite. So, if you use SDLX Lite, whoever sends you an itd file to work on will need to create this in the Elite version. Files that are created in SDLX Standard or SDLX Professional cannot be opened in SDLX Lite. - I guess this is what happened here.
In this case you will need to get SDL Trados Freelance (which includes SDLX Standard) in order to be able to open the file you received. You can download a trial version of the application from www.translationzone.com. SDLX will be fully functional for a trial period of 30 days.
| | Umutay Midinova
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Thank you Claudia,
By your comprehensive answer you give me understanding of the problem and also provide me with stuff I could use against a not responsible manager, who doesn't know which is which and made me to do downloading job once again.
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