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Kjersti Farrier  Identity Verified
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Is there any way to check the consistency in numbers between the source and target in the Editor edition of Deja Vu X?

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Probably not Jun 16, 2010

I don't have a definitive answer, but the Editor version is severely limited (and so is the Standard version), so I assume the answer is no.

 

Kjersti Farrier  Identity Verified
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No, probably not Jun 16, 2010

It is just so frustrating that it is not possible to export anything, nor copy out several segements or anything. I can only trust myself to visually check each segment, which is pretty sore for the eye for over 3000 segments...

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Get DVX Pro Jun 16, 2010

You really need the DVX Pro version to do any 'proper' work with DVX in 'production mode'.

 

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Not worth it Jun 16, 2010

I know, but it is not really worth it. I have just the one client who uses Deja Vu X, every single other client is on TRADOS. Maybe I'll get my husband to check the numbersicon_wink.gif

 

Herbert Eppel  Identity Verified
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What the client uses is irrelevant - it is YOUR choice Jun 16, 2010

For a more general discussion of such issues you may find my article "What makes a good
agency" of interest - see
http://hetranslations.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-makes-good-translation-agency.html



[Edited at 2010-06-16 09:53 GMT]


 

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QA is always worth it :=) Jun 16, 2010

Kjersti Farrier wrote:

I know, but it is not really worth it. I have just the one client who uses Deja Vu X, every single other client is on TRADOS. Maybe I'll get my husband to check the numbersicon_wink.gif


I'd second Herbert here.

I use DVX for all of my clients, regardless of the final format requested for the translation.

Sure, it adds an extra step, but I do it for the same reason behind your initial query: QA.


 

Kjersti Farrier  Identity Verified
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I prefer TRADOS Jun 16, 2010

Thank you for your responses.

Maybe I should have pointed out earlier that I actually prefer TRADOS, I find a great deal of useful functionality with the software, including QA checks, TMs, MultiTerm and many more (perhaps the same functionality is in Deja VU in the other editions), but I love the interface of Trados 100 %. Deja Vu is better in the way that you can filter by terminology, which I do not believe you can do in Trados.
Yes, of course it is up to me what to choose - apart from being unable to open .dvsat files in Trados... I use it for every other project, even when the client don't ask me to.
I think I would make a good saleswoman for SDLicon_smile.gif

I invested in Trados 2009 last year and I have earned back what it cost me, through usage many times over. The only drawback I find with the Deja Vu Editor edition is not being able to check the numbers. Maybe I could have done the translations quicker somehow with more functionalities, however, at the time being it is not suitable for me to invest nearly 1000 Euros on the Pro version.


 

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The price for DVX Pro is 660 euros Jun 16, 2010

I don't know of any other translator who is familiar with both DVX and Trados and actually prefers Tradosicon_wink.gif

You can't really make a proper comparison between Trados and DVX Editor (it would like comparing, say, a Ford Mondeo with a Goggo). You would really have to 'test-drive' DVX Pro properly for a proper comparison and in order to experience the 'Ferrari effect'.

And by the way, the price is 660 euros, not "nearly 1000 euros".

[Edited at 2010-06-16 10:42 GMT]


 

Kjersti Farrier  Identity Verified
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You win!! Jun 16, 2010

I will test drive DVX Pro, since you are so determinedicon_smile.gif
According to www.atril.com it is 990 Euros. Where can I get it cheaper? (Not that I intend to go for it!icon_smile.gif )


 

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Where exactly do you see the 990 euro price? Jun 16, 2010

At www.atril.com under Purchases I see "660 euros (before 990 euros)"

 

Kjersti Farrier  Identity Verified
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Ah, I see the correct price now Jun 16, 2010

They haven't updated the "The Deja Vu X Editions" webpage...

 

Herbert Eppel  Identity Verified
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Thanks, I'll let them know Jun 16, 2010

Thanks, I'll let them know - or Javier from Atril may read this thread anywayicon_smile.gif

 

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Checking consistency in numbers Jun 16, 2010

Kjersti Farrier wrote:

I will test drive DVX Pro, since you are so determinedicon_smile.gif
According to www.atril.com it is 990 Euros. Where can I get it cheaper? (Not that I intend to go for it!icon_smile.gif )



I do not know where you can got it cheaper, but surely there is a second hand market.
And so far I can remember, Atril had a full trial license policy lasting for one month or so:

http://www.atril.com/downloads/evalregister.asp?InFrame=True


 

Herbert Eppel  Identity Verified
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Did you read the whole thread? Jun 16, 2010

Pablo
Did you read the whole thread?
The price is 660 euros.
And yes, one can apply for a fully functional 30-day trial licence.


 
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