SDL Trados Learning as a beginner
Thread poster: Akihiko Takeda

Akihiko Takeda  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:44
Member (Sep 2018)
English to Japanese
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Dec 8

SDL Trados I purchased is my first CAT tool for translation. I checked for learning thorough:
- Youtube: For beginners
- Manual from the program
- Textbook: Other source than original manual

I decided to focus on Trados for now as my CAT among any other CAT. After several attempts to learn even fundamental features through those 3 above, it's still tough and challenging for me to understand.

- How did (do) you learn Trados?
- Any tips and advice;
- How you overcome difficulties to get used to it;
- What method is the best (manual, youtube or anything else) learning source

Your help is greatly appreciated.


Dalia Abdul Haleem
Yukie Fujiwara
 

zahra razavi  Identity Verified
Iran
Local time: 10:14
Persian (Farsi) to Farsi (Persian)
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youtube Dec 9

I personally used Youtube to learn it. The only difficulty with using it is that it does not work with scanned pdf files

Dalia Abdul Haleem
 

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Ukraine
English to Russian
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not a hasty decision? Dec 9

Hello Akihiko,

So, you invested some 99 € in Starter subscription or 695 € in Freelance edition--without even assessing, learning the ropes, and trying the software first? I think it were your clients or ads what led you to such a decision, because there're many more flexible and user-friendly counterparts and free* options, which can import/export projects in Trados formats.

I started with WF 3.35x and Translator's Workbench (Trados 5+) add-ons to MS Word, so I agree that modern CAT tools grow more complex, demanding, and rather bulky. However, there should be a manual, self-paces SDL trainings, and lots of visual how-to's "for dummies", so could you specify the very step/task making you stumble?

Cheers


P.S. Why PE-MT forum?

[Edited at 2018-12-09 13:04 GMT]


 

Akihiko Takeda  Identity Verified
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Scanned pdf? Dec 9

zahra razavi wrote:

I personally used Youtube to learn it. The only difficulty with using it is that it does not work with scanned pdf files


I don't think any of CAT works directly pdf file. You can convert pdf to Word by:
https://simplypdf.com/


 


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