Which Trados version
Thread poster: GeorginaW
GeorginaW  Identity Verified
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Mar 11, 2008

I've just put my name down for a group purchase of Trados, having put it off for years and years. Now I'm being asked (having been successful) to tick a box whether I want
SDL Trados 2007 Freelance - Certification starter Pack - SDLX- TGB
or
SDL Trados 2007 Freelance - Certification starter Pack - Workbench - TGB.
HELP! What's the difference, and what should a beginner choose? (I have my name down for a person-to-person training session so that is taken care of.)


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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Trados includes Workbench Mar 11, 2008

I don't understand. Trados INCLUDES Workbench. It would be a bit pointless to buy a version of Trados without it.
SDLX is a whole different program. Both Trados and SDLX do about the same thing - TM translation. They used to be competitors, but then SDL (the firm that created SDLX) bought Trados, and now, when you buy the one, you get the other.
At least, that's how it was a month ago when I bought the latest version of Trados - included were Workbench, TagEditor, SDLX and a couple of utilities.
So I am rather surprised that it would be at all possible to buy only parts of that package.


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Barbara Barbara Zornig Stolk
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Same question here Mar 11, 2008

Hi,

I have exactly the same question here. Apparently I have to choose ... I cannot find clear information on their site, phoning them hasn't helped me any further... have no clue what to do. There is no demo version. I'd like to know what the differences are and whether it depends on the type of translations, or the other software one's using?

Barbara Zornig


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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Certification Mar 11, 2008

Ok, this is confusing.

I think the software is the same, but the certification makes the difference.
There is a separate certification programme + exam for Workbench and another one for SDLX.
Since Workbench is - in my experience - the most common, I'd choose that one. You get the whole Trados package, but certification for Workbench, once you pass the exams.
If you want certification for SDLX, you'll have to buy the Certification pack separately.

HTH
Margreet


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alessandra bocco  Identity Verified
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Agree with Margreet Mar 11, 2008

Margreet is perfectly right, you only have to chose which training session and certification exam you prefer to take (you bought both softwares with the Group buy). I'll certainly chose Workbench, since it's the CAT tool I always use and it's the one most agencies require...
Alessandra


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GeorginaW  Identity Verified
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Thanks Mar 11, 2008

Well I'll go for the Workbench version then (perhaps they want us to buy both!!). Thanks for the help, everyone.

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