Documentation formatting tools?
Thread poster: lucyd

lucyd
Local time: 11:12
English to German
Jun 28, 2005

Hello,

I came across this term when a client asked me what "Documentation formatting tools I use" ...

I am really confused now, as I don't know exactly what he refers to.

Can somebody help me?

Thank you,

Lucy


 

Brandis (X)
Local time: 11:12
English to German
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May be he meant document proofing tools Jun 28, 2005

Hi! For usual formatting any conventional Word processor like MS-Word would do. Brandis

 

lucyd
Local time: 11:12
English to German
TOPIC STARTER
thank you Jun 28, 2005

I also thought about Word, but was not sure...
I thought it might be something like Trados & co.

I am also asked about the platform: I understand this Windows. Correct?

Thanks again,

Lucy


 

Hynek Palatin  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 11:12
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DTP applications Jun 28, 2005

I think they meant DTP applications. But translators are usually not required to use them. CAT tools (like Trados) can be used to translate various DTP formats, but even so the client (agency) usually prepares the files for the translator. At least that's my experience. Of course, there could be a client with different requirements.

And yes, platform usually means Windows/Mac/Unix.


 

lucyd
Local time: 11:12
English to German
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Jun 28, 2005

Then I'll them I use Word / Windows.
Never thought it was that simple...
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