Trados: what\'s the best way to get started ?
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idecev326565  Identity Verified
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Dec 28, 2001

I have recently bought Trados 5. I find it a very good software solution, but not easy to use for the first time. I would like to learn on my own, as I cannot attend a training course... any hints?

Thank you.

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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Subscribe to the list below Dec 28, 2001

by going to

This is an independent members helpdesk for Trados users

You also have the support page at


Mats Wiman

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Noemi Carrera  Identity Verified
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¡No es tan difícil como parece! Dec 28, 2001

Hola Cristina:

Cuando empecé a trabajar con el Trados no tenía mucha idea sobre cómo utilizarlo. Lo tuve que comprar por motivos de trabajo - dependía de eso mi participación en un gran proyecto.

Sabía lo básico sobre el Trados y a medida que iba haciendo hacía cosas nuevas aprendía más sobre su utilización.

He recurrido muchas veces también a los foros para solucionar las dudas que tenía.

Te recomendaría que le echases un vistazo a esta página, Expert Opinions, Cat Tools Reviews, Translation Memory from O to R. El artículo trata sobre Trados y otra serie de programas. Te explica los puntos básicos.

Si te puedo ayudar en algo, envíame un mensaje.




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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Hi Cristina,

Have a look at, a site operated by Trados. There should be some information in there, as well as discussion groups offering help by users.

If you have any specific questions, you can contact me directly - I\'m using T5 Team & Freelance.

HTH - Ralf

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Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
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TW_users Dummies Guide Dec 29, 2001

Hi Cristina,

I had the same problem getting started. Go to the tw_users list at, join it and search for their dummies guide. It really helped me get started.


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idecev326565  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Dec 30, 2001

Noemis, I have visited the page you mention and I have found it really interesting. Also I will see the yahoo list. Thank you very much indeed to you all for your support!

Best wishes

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