Poll: Do you use multiple CAT tools?
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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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1 Jun 8, 2014

My always relyable WordFast Pro.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Jun 8, 2014

It depends on how you are you define CAT.

C is for Computer: I work using a computer, and have 2 PCs and 2 laptops so that I can can keep on working if any of them breaks down or needs updating, etc.

As for T (tools), I use WF Classic as my TM progam and GT4T as a simple copy-click-paste aid to translation, but not a [expletive deleted] panacea or subsitute for my own human skills. I also use Dragon NS as another alternative to typing.

And that's about it about it, unless we count the research tools and resources available online, such as Google, Wikipedia, term bases and glossaries... Not forgetting proz itself

[Edited at 2014-06-08 10:05 GMT]


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Diana Coada  Identity Verified
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1 Jun 8, 2014

Thayenga wrote:

My always relyable WordFast Pro.


... but with Dragon


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 8, 2014

Daily, I use Swordfish, but sometimes there is a need/reason to use either Wordfast or OmegaT.

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Maxi Schwarz
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what reasons for using multiple (a question) Jun 8, 2014

Up to now have not seen a need for one in my work. That is, recently I did one job that I think might have benefited from a CAT treatment.

I'm asking the original asker of the poll how the idea of multiple tools came up - and everyone why one ever would use multiple ones. Is it that some tools are more suited to one kind of job, and other tools for another (a good reason)? Or because clients are taking over and demanding the use of tools when they should be asking for the product - not the means of producing it - so that it becomes a case of responding to client requests? (not so good a reason / scenario).


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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 8, 2014

I only own a Trados Studio license, but I use other clients' CAT tools to which they provide me access. I guess I use 7 or 8 different CAT tools.

[Edited at 2014-06-08 15:09 GMT]


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Just 1 Jun 8, 2014

Trados

I've never been asked to use anything else over here. It's the de facto standard if you do buisness with Japanese customers/clients. HTH


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Yes, Jun 8, 2014

several, but not a the same time

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Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington  Identity Verified
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Same here Jun 8, 2014

Elías Sauza wrote:

I only own a Trados Studio license, but I use other clients' CAT tools to which they provide me access. I guess I use 7 or 8 different CAT tools.

[Edited at 2014-06-08 15:09 GMT]


The same for me, except that I don't use that many, maybe 4 or 5.


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Laurens Sipahelut  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 9, 2014

Across PE and Studio 2014.

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Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 9, 2014

Wordfast for most jobs, MemoQ for one particular client, a web-based one (XTM) for another client.
Wordfast is the only one I own a licence for.


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