TransProCalc - free financial data calculator for translators
Thread poster: Anthony Baldwin

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:14
Portuguese to English
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Feb 9, 2008

I have created a little program to generate financial data
relevant to translation projects.
Written in Tcl.Tk, it runs on Windows, Mac or Linux,
and, it is Free/Open Source (so FREE/Gratis, and FREE/Livre).

More info:
http://www.linguasos.org/downloads/lostpcalc.html

/tony


 

ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 19:14
English to French
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Thanks! Feb 9, 2008

Hey, this is nice! Thanks, Anthony! Keep up the good work!icon_wink.gif

 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:14
Portuguese to English
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thanks! Feb 9, 2008

Viktoria Gimbe wrote:

Hey, this is nice! Thanks, Anthony! Keep up the good work!icon_wink.gif


Thanks!


 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:14
Portuguese to English
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updates Feb 11, 2008

Viktoria Gimbe wrote:

Hey, this is nice! Thanks, Anthony! Keep up the good work!icon_wink.gif


I have drastically updated and altered the program today.
Now, the user can enter project data, such as project #, client id, start date and invoice date, additional charges, and other data, and can generate a report.
The report is generated in a text window and is editable, and can be saved to a text file (.txt) for further editing or printing from any text editing tool (notepad, kedit, MSWord, OpenOffice, etc.)

I added a "reset" button to clear all fields, and a "quit" button, too.

I think it's a lot more useful now, because it not only calculates more data, but also outputs the data to a report that can be printed and filed with invoices for tax purposes, or the data can be copied and pasted to a spreadsheet, etc.

I'd like to know what platform you are using it on.

So far, I know it works in Linguas OS (http://www.linguasos.org), and on Windows XP, because a gentleman from an agency in Italy has already contacted me and told me he is using it and it works great.
I haven't heard from anyone using it on a Mac, yet.

Thanks for your support.


 

ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 19:14
English to French
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Unfortunately, I also use XP Feb 11, 2008

I am sorry that I cannot test it for you under any other OS. But the other computer in the house, which is more recent, has Vista on it. When I get around to using the other computer (the house computer I only touch once in a blue moon), I will install it and see what gives.

Nice improvements also, Anthony! I was actually thinking of something similar myself, a bit more in depth (for example, it would give the translator an idea of how long the entire translation will take, after translating just a page or two - more complicated logarithms would be needed), except that I cannot produce it, given that I am far from being a programmer.

I'll post here again once I get to check how it works with Vista.


 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:14
Portuguese to English
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Thanks for the feedback Feb 12, 2008

Viktoria Gimbe wrote:

I am sorry that I cannot test it for you under any other OS. But the other computer in the house, which is more recent, has Vista on it. When I get around to using the other computer (the house computer I only touch once in a blue moon), I will install it and see what gives.

Nice improvements also, Anthony! I was actually thinking of something similar myself, a bit more in depth (for example, it would give the translator an idea of how long the entire translation will take, after translating just a page or two - more complicated logarithms would be needed), except that I cannot produce it, given that I am far from being a programmer.

I'll post here again once I get to check how it works with Vista.


Hmmm...something that would time you while you work, then from the percentage you complete in a specific time period, give you en estimate on the total turn-around time.
Interesting.

Not something I am ready to undertake...but, I can that being amusing, at least.
In general, I have a good idea of my own productivity and am fairly accurate at estimating how long a project will take me after a page or two, anyway.


But, I'm glad to know that TransProCalc is working for various professionals using XP.
I feel good about that.

Of course, I already know it works fine in Linux.

Surely somebody must be translating on a Mac...
I used to have a lovely iBook, with OS X, but it was stolen...
I was bummed about that.
I ended up buying a car with the insurance check, though.
I needed a car more than a laptop, at the time.

Of course, at this time, I almost never drive, since I live in a city where everything I need is within walking distance, and I need the exercise, after sitting here typing all day.

Thanks!
Tony


 

LingoConsult
Bulgaria
Local time: 02:14
Member (2005)
English to Bulgarian
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How to install and run TPCALC? Oct 15, 2009

Hi Tony,

I have reviewed the features and screenshots of you TransProCalc and it seems to be a great tool. However, I can't find out how to install the program. I have followed the steps listed in the tutorial, but it doesn't work. See what I do:
1. Downloaded and installed ActiveTcl8.5.7.1.291226-win32-ix86-threaded
2. Downloaded tk857-src, tcl857-src, and tpcalc0.8.tar
3. How to run TPCALC ??? Have no idea...
Please help!

Thank you!
Antonia


 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:14
Portuguese to English
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which OS? Oct 15, 2009

LingoConsult wrote:

Hi Tony,

I have reviewed the features and screenshots of you TransProCalc and it seems to be a great tool. However, I can't find out how to install the program. I have followed the steps listed in the tutorial, but it doesn't work. See what I do:
1. Downloaded and installed ActiveTcl8.5.7.1.291226-win32-ix86-threaded
2. Downloaded tk857-src, tcl857-src, and tpcalc0.8.tar
3. How to run TPCALC ??? Have no idea...
Please help!

Thank you!
Antonia



What platform (OS) are you using, Antonia?
I would have to know this to provide further support.


 

AlisaIWW
United States
Russian to English
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Same problem here. Oct 15, 2009

I run XP. I downloaded ActiveTcl (there was some error message along the way, but I couldn't make out what it was). Downloaded tpcalc, unzipped, got two files: tpcalc and tpcalendar. What's next? Thank you much in advance!

 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:14
Portuguese to English
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TOPIC STARTER
try this Oct 15, 2009

AlisaIWW wrote:

I run XP. I downloaded ActiveTcl (there was some error message along the way, but I couldn't make out what it was). Downloaded tpcalc, unzipped, got two files: tpcalc and tpcalendar. What's next? Thank you much in advance!


Maybe reading the instructions in the tutorial would be advisable:
http://www.linguasos.org/downloads/TPCalc_tutorial.html#scriptwin

Unfortunately for you, since I don't use Windows, I'm unable to offer any further assistance on the matter.
Thankfully, a Windows user contributed that part of the tutorial, so reading it should prove fruitful.
Good luck.


 

AlisaIWW
United States
Russian to English
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Thanks Anthony, Oct 15, 2009

I'll try that.

 

Samuel Caezar Porcalla
Philippines
Local time: 07:14
English to Tagalog
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mac user Oct 16, 2009

hi!

i'm a mac user and most of my projects are done on my mac.

i think the app you made would be a great tool for us translators.

i have yet to download it and i'll immediately let you know my feedback.

thanks and all the best!icon_smile.gif


-sam

[Edited at 2009-10-16 00:48 GMT]


 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:14
Portuguese to English
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TOPIC STARTER
mac = good Oct 16, 2009

Samuel Caezar Porcalla wrote:

hi!

i'm a mac user and most of my projects are done on my mac.

i think the app you made would be a great tool for us translators.

i have yet to download it and i'll immediately let you know my feedback.

thanks and all the best!icon_smile.gif


-sam

[Edited at 2009-10-16 00:48 GMT]


To my knowledge, it should be relatively easy to install and get running on a Mac.
I haven't owned or used a Mac since about 2002, but I had an iBook with Mac OSX jaguar,
and it would run tcl applications just fine.

Let me know how that works out.


 

AlisaIWW
United States
Russian to English
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Anthony, just curious: Oct 16, 2009

Do you do all of your translation work on Linux and OO?

 


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