Converting everything from Trados/PDF and working on Mac
Thread poster: Melissa Mann

Melissa Mann  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 04:37
Member (2009)
Portuguese to English
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May 21, 2009

Ok. Here is the mess:

A) The client sent me a .pdf file with tons and tons of graphics, a .ttx file and .tmw file.
B) I have a new Mac (yeah!!!) and no CAT tools installed (yet).
C) I have worked with memories, tagged files, .pdfs, blah blah blah.

What CAT tools and conversion programs must I install on my MAC to translate my client's .pdf file and provide a memory and tagged file?

I am not as concerned about price as I am about flow (least number of conversions and minimum fiddling).

Thank you!


 

Edwal Rospigliosi  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 07:37
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
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No fiddling needed... May 22, 2009

The easiest way is to use virtualization software (Parallels, VirtualBox) to create a Windows virtual machine and work with Trados and Abby Finereader. Using the right settings, they will appear as floating windows on the Mac desktop, just as any other Mac application.

VirtualBox is free and quite stable. Trados for the ttx and tmw, and FineReader to turn PDFs into Word.


 

Per Riise  Identity Verified
Norway
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English to Norwegian
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Don't forget the OS Jun 4, 2009

You'd also need a copy of Windows XP or Vistaicon_wink.gif.

 

Melissa Mann  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 04:37
Member (2009)
Portuguese to English
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thank you Jun 9, 2009

Per, Edwal... thank you very much! Working very well!

 


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