Trados Newbie...What should I do first?
Thread poster: Sandy50

Sandy50  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:06
German to English
Nov 20, 2008

Hello,
I now have over 900 pages of Trados Info. Do not know where to begin. What is the first piece of advice you would give a beginner? I have registered for the course on Dec. 2 but am afraid that I will last about 5 minutes before getting totally lost. FOr example, even have problems importing documents.
Any guidance or reference to old forums also appreciated.


 

Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Member (2006)
English to Turkish
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Getting Started Guide Nov 20, 2008

Hi Sandy,

You can begin with the "Getting Started Guide". Then have a look at the relevant sections of the "File Formats Reference Guide" for the supported file types.


 

Woodstock  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:06
Member (2005)
German to English
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The How-To Videos Nov 20, 2008

They have all sorts of resources on their website, but I couldn't find their videos right off. Those were the most helpful introduction when I first starting using TRADOS a few years ago. You should look at their website thoroughly (I personally don't have the time right now) or send them an e-mail asking for a link to their videos, if they still have them.

The TRADOS manuals are really daunting and hard to get through! I only refer to them when I have a specific issue.

In restrospect and knowing what I do now, I would have started with CAT tools differently. To others reading this thread who are considering buying a CAT tool, I would recommend using a simpler, cheaper one before tackling TRADOS. There are articles on ProZ on this subject.


 

Iljana Hilpert-Bohrisch  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:06
Member (2008)
English to German
Like to read/learn in German? Nov 20, 2008

If you have access to your SDL-account, there are links to "old" Webinars and the Trados books in German at the SDL-Website:

http://www.translationzone.com/en/news/webinar-recordings

http://www.translationzone.com/en/downloads/downloads-main/

Gruß,
Iljana.

[Bearbeitet am 2008-11-20 09:03 GMT]


 

Albert Golub  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:06
English to French
maybe trados for idiots (i'm one of them) Nov 20, 2008

http://life.bizland.com/trados.htm

 

Stuart Dowell  Identity Verified
Poland
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Polish to English
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Read your materials Nov 20, 2008

Organise your 900 pages of materials, work through them in a logical way and learn!

 


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