Trados and Wordfast: can I install them on the same computer?
Thread poster: Vanella

Local time: 04:52
Feb 27, 2009

It is my first topic in here.
I have Trados, version 6.5, installed on a pc and Wordfast, version 5, installed on a notebook.
I want to know if I could have both installed on the same notebook?
Thank you

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-02-27 21:16 GMT]

[Edited at 2009-02-27 22:10 GMT]


Tomas Mosler, DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI  Identity Verified
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yes Feb 28, 2009

Yes, you can (at least technically speaking, I don't know the license terms for Trados 6.5 - if it can be installed on more machines at the same time if you plan to use it on both PC and NB).


Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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You Should Feb 28, 2009

It makes sense to install both Trados and Wordfast. At least when you work in Word and have a problem with Trados you can at once continue in Wordfast and vice versa. You just close the one and open the other toolbar.


Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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They can live together well Feb 28, 2009

I have WordFast, Trados, and Logoport on the same PC.

In Word, they are all represented by DOT-files.

By default, they are installed into their own folders or into Word start-up folder (see in Tools... Option... Paths...) and load at start-up.

You should place them to any other but the start-up folder, hook them up from Word (Add-ons menu), and disable by default, because their macros are mutually exclusive. The idea is to have them visible in the list of add-ons, but disabled.

Then, depending oh the task at hand, just go to "Add-ons and Macros..." menu and tick the one you need from the list.

Trados and WF close each other's toolbar on launching (they have the same tag markup).

Logoport may close Trados as it has the same short-cuts, but will not close WF.

Logoport's markup is not like that of Trados and WF.

[Редактировалось 2009-02-28 14:36 GMT]


Cynthia Trinidad  Identity Verified
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Yes :) Mar 1, 2009

Yes, I have both installed (now in my Windows Vista, previously in Windows XP) and both run very well.


Local time: 04:52
Thanks Mar 1, 2009

Thank you all, I installed them and it seems to run well.


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