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3 version of Trados on same pc?
Thread poster: Channa Montijn

Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 08:03
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Aug 2, 2007

Dear all

Unfortunately some of my clients use different versions of Trados.
I currently use Trados 6.5 and I want to upgrade 8.0.
However, since some of my clients use 7.5 I can translate these files only with 6.5 and not with 8.0, as far as I know since the translated files will not work for them.
Is it possible to use both versions on the same pc?
What are the risks and which problems could I encounter (if any).
Thanks in advance!


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Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
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Good question Aug 2, 2007

Have got similar issue here.

Hope someone can help out


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Pavel Blann  Identity Verified
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no problem Aug 2, 2007

dear channa,

you can have as many versions installed as you like provided you install each one into its own directory and run only one version at a time.

I wouldn't advise installing ver. 8.0 yet--please see other threads about it.

version 7.5 (aka 2006) should do for your tasks.

good luck,
pavel


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Clarification? Aug 3, 2007

Channa Montijn wrote:
Unfortunately some of my clients use different versions of Trados.
I currently use Trados 6.5 and I want to upgrade 8.0.
However, since some of my clients use 7.5 I can translate these files only with 6.5 and not with 8.0, as far as I know since the translated files will not work for them.



Hi Channa,

This all depends on what format you're expected to deliver.
If we're talking about .DOC, .HTML, .PPT, .XML and pretty much every other standard format: Once you've cleaned the files, they are completely transparent, and for the end client it makes no difference whether you've used 8.0 or 6.5.

But if the client expects you to deliver .TTX (with attached TMW memory?) it's a different story, since these are Trados proprietary formats, and not 100% compatible between versions.

In that specific case, you'd better follow Pavel's advice.
Perhaps you can clarify?

/Jan


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