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Dragon and Trados, are they compatible?
Thread poster: Giuliana d'Orazi Flavoni

Giuliana d'Orazi Flavoni
Italy
Local time: 12:20
Italian to English
Jun 2, 2007

Hello everyone,

I've been seriously looking at Dragon for quite some time now... and I am seriously tempted by it.

I have watched colleagues use it with very good results, especially when working on very "flowing" translations such as speeches or press releases for example. The speed at which they work is amazing sometimes.

However, before splashing out, I do have one question. Does dragon work with trados?

I love Trados. I always use it, even when I only have two sentences to translate.

The way it segments the text helps me focus. It also ensures that I never skip a sentence (something I do tend to do when working from paper) and helps me proofread what I've read (checking source against target) faster and better.

As a result I've also built up an enormous memory, which I would hate to lose.

I guess that what I am curious to know if whether anyone out there uses both together, and if so, with what results.

Thank you very much


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Peter Linton  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 2, 2007

Yes, I use Dragon with Trados all the time, and have done so for years. And as you have seen, the combination works particularly well with flowing translations.

There are one or two minor annoyances -- when using Trados and Word, Dragon does not recognize the need for capital letters at the start of the sentence in the box - so you need to use the "Cap" command to tell Dragon to use a capital letter.


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Giuliana d'Orazi Flavoni
Italy
Local time: 12:20
Italian to English
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Thank you Peter :) Jun 2, 2007

I was also wondering...

I have just installed Vista, although I have to admit I don't particularly like it.... or maybe it just takes some getting used to.

Anyway, do you know if there are any compatibility problems in terms of Dragon and the new version of word?

I've been looking at the nuance website, and Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred 9 is flagged as being compatible with XP and Windows 2000.

I can't imagine it would have any problems with Vista either, but just in case, would anyone happen to know if it does work with Vista?

Thank you

[Edited at 2007-06-02 14:57]

[Edited at 2007-06-02 14:58]


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Peter Linton  Identity Verified
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Not a good idea Jun 2, 2007

If the Nuance website does not specify Vista, you are taking a risk.
For a start, I suspect you will find Nuance unwillilng to help if you have problems. I would not do it.


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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Dragon 9.5.1 Jun 2, 2007

Enter the serial number of dragon v9 and download 9.5.1. which is fully vista compatible.

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Giuliana d'Orazi Flavoni
Italy
Local time: 12:20
Italian to English
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Thank you, Jun 3, 2007

I'll take a look at it right now

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