Cloud-based CAT - Copy & paste?
Thread poster: casey

United States
Local time: 21:51
Japanese to English
May 30

If you've worked with a cloud-based CAT tool, is it possible to copy from the online document and paste onto your own desktop? To be specific, I would like to know if I could copy a term from the online document and paste it into an online dictionary. If so, or if not, does this apply to all cloud-based CAT tools or one specific one? Thanks!


Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:51
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Off the top of my head May 30

casey wrote:
Is it possible to copy from the online document and paste onto your own desktop?

Off the top of my head, all online CAT tools that I have used so far allows copying text to the clipboard. Which online CAT tool and which online dictionary are you trying to use?


United States
Local time: 21:51
Japanese to English
Still under consideration May 30

One of my clients is considering it and asked for translator opinions. My only concern was the ability to use the clipboard. I worked for a company about 10 years ago that wanted me to use their servers to do all work. That involved logging into their system and working on their OS. I could not copy anything to the clipboard, and I decided it was more hassle than it was worth, so I quit working for them. I know that the cloud-based systems are a different setup, but I just wanted to make sure I could use the clipboard. If so, I don't have a preference as to which CAT tool is chosen.

Out of curiosity, though, between Trados and MemQ online, which would you recommend?


English to Russian
+ ... May 30

Not only online CATs enable copying and converting data, but also importing and exporting TM/glossaries no problem...

On the other hand, the NDA and the internet connection make such tools not so ok for me.


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