Who has used MetaTexis? What is your opinion of it?
Thread poster: davidfw1866

davidfw1866  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:16
Portuguese to English
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Jun 6, 2013

Who has used MetaTexis?
What is your opinion of it?

Thanks for the feedback.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2013-06-06 19:38 GMT]


jacana54 (X)  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
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Have used it for years and like it very much Jun 7, 2013

Hi David,

I have used MetaTexis for years now and am very happy with it. I use it mainly for Word documents, also PPT files.

The reasons I like it are: a) it's very easy to use (as in "even I can do it"), b) I never had the problem, which users of another famous CAT tool often experience, of completing a 20,000 word translation and then the software not being able to produce a clean file, c) their support system is outstanding (Yahoo group, answers include prompt feedback from Hermann, the creator the MetaTexis), d) the price is very convenient.

Also note that you can export the TM in .tmx format and import into another CAT tool.

I suggest you give the Lite (free) version a try to see if it meets your needs.

Good luck!



Milan Condak  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:16
English to Czech
MetaTexis has used translators for textes in MS Word Jun 7, 2013

davidfw1866 wrote:

Who has used MetaTexis?
19:38 GMT]

Go to


and in a menu on the left MetaTexis for Word

click an item "Customers"!, you shall get

MetaTexis for Word - Selected customers. Or, go to


and you get

MetaTexis para Word - Clientes seleccionados.

You can download do MetaTexis para Word

Programa - Versão 3.173 - 29-05-2013
O pacote de instalação inclui os ficheiros do programa e a ajuda online. O manual pode ser baixado em separado mais abaixo.
Certifique-se de que instala a versão correcta: A versão do Windows é irrelevante, o que conta é a versão do Word!
Versão teste
Todas as funções estão disponíveis por um período de 60 dias ou por um máximo de 600 utilizações.
Após o período de teste, as funções mais avançadas são desactivadas, ficando as outras limitadas.

There is a manual from (31-12-2010) in Português.

O manual contém exactamente os mesmos tópicos que a ajuda online contida neste programa.


Czech MetaTexis Trainer


Olivier Ramillon
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German to French
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Satisfied Nov 8, 2013


I have been using MetaTexis for two years now and I am very happy with it.

I had been using Trados for 8 years before and when suddenly it would not work any more, I got no support at all from the Editor of Trados. I was only proposed to purchase a new (and indeed very expensive) version of Trados. This is what I call a zombie-CRM.

On the opposite, the support I get from M. Hermann Bruns (the author and real life boss) is far beyond reproach (less that 24 h). Last but not least, the program is much cheaper as well.



Elena Ruiz

Local time: 16:16
Dutch to Spanish
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Bad experience with Excel Mar 12, 2014

I bought Metatexis some months ago and for me it's been a waste of money. Importing Excel files is disastrous, no matter how small they are, it takes centuries to import. When it's finally done, you think you are ready to translate, want to run a statistics log with a TM and it takes again so long (about 20 minutes). In the meanwhile I tried to work on, but functions like copy/paste are "occupied" by Metatexis, so you cannot use them on another program. OK, then, let's check my mail and let Metatexis do its job. But nope, Metatexis pisses me off trying to stay at the front of the screen.

OK, I'm now ready to work. I write the first sentence, I hit the keys to move on and again, it takes really really too long to jump to the next translatable sentence. I'm faster writing it down with a pen. And for the record, my PC is just one year old, so fast enough.

I haven't used it with Word, and I read good critics when working Word files, but come on, every free software can manage Word files. I bought the NET/Office version to handle professional Excel and complicated files.

At this moment I'm truly dissapointed, I hope it works well for you.


Alena Hrybouskaya  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:16
Member (2010)
English to Russian
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Excellent expierence with Excell as well Mar 13, 2014

I've been using MetaTexis for over three years now and not even once had any problems with it. It has really changed my life. I translate a lot of Excel and Power point files with it and unlike what said by Elena Ruiz my computer runs just as fast as with Word files.
I find this tool very easy to use, very efficient and really helpful. I've tried other CAT tools before buying this one and I find MetaTexis the best of all.


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