Using Across on a Mac
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Derrio  Identity Verified
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Aug 31, 2011

Good Afternoon all,
I know there are numerous posts relating to the use/installation of Trados and other windows based applications on a Mac, however I cannot find any specific to Across.

I am intending to use Parallels to install a number of Windows applications on my Mac, but would be grateful if anyone using Across on a Mac could share their experiences/advice or advise me of any problems.

Thanks in advance.

Steve


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Tarja Braun  Identity Verified
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Parallels + Windows 7 + Across = no problems Aug 31, 2011

Hi Steve,
I am using Across on my Mac (MacBook Pro with Intel Core i7, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB disc space, 17" screen, Max OS X) and have not experienced any problems. It is running even faster than on my old Windows notebook. You can really use Mac OS and Windows parallel. I have Across in a small window, and use Safari and Office for Mac at the same time. The only thing you have to consider is the keyboard. You have to use the Windows shortcuts, i.e. for @ alt+Q instead of alt+L.
Regards, Tarja


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Claus Sprick  Identity Verified
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no problem Aug 31, 2011

Hi steve,

I have used Across 5.1 on a Macbook and I am now using it on my iMac, both under Parallels.

I did not encounter any difficulties so far.

Claus


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Derrio  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 1, 2011

Tarja/Claus,
Thank you very much for your replies - very useful.
Tarja, I notice you say that you have Office for Mac open. It's been a while since I've used Across. I know with Trados I would need Word installed to be able to see completed files. If the same applies with Across, would I need to have Word installed in the Windows side of my Mac (i.e. under Parallels) or would I be able to use Word for Mac. In other words, do I need to install Microsoft Office for Windows as well or can I use Office for Mac (which I already have).

Thanks


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You need the Office applications in Windows as well Sep 1, 2011

Hi Steve,
You need the Office applications in Windows as well, if you want to clean the file or use the preview.
Regards, Tarja


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Derrio  Identity Verified
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Thank you Sep 1, 2011

Tarja,
Much as I thought! Thank you again (and to Claus too).

Steve


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