"Translator's Workbench is not running" grumble
Thread poster: Angela Dickson

Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:29
French to English
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Feb 26, 2009

I am running SDL Trados v. 7.1.0.719 and am slightly annoyed nearly every day by this message.

It occurs when I am in MS Word, have forgotten to open Workbench, and try to open a segment in my document.

My question is: in later releases/versions, is this fixed? i.e. is there some kind of box saying 'would you like to start Workbench now?' as there is when I start TagEditor up?

I could solve it by remembering to open Workbench first, but a reminder would be nice.


 

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 07:29
English to Czech
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You need Translator's Workbench to open a segment Feb 26, 2009

Hi Angela,
Translator's Workbench (TWB) is the application where your translation memory is stored and managed. Therefore, if you want to open a segment, you need TWB running. That means, you need to run TWB BEFORE you open the first segment.
There is no reminder in Word.

[Upraveno: 2009-02-26 14:47 GMT]


 

Diarmuid Kennan
Ireland
Local time: 06:29
Member (2006)
Danish to English
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Not fixed Feb 26, 2009

Hi Angela,

I also find this annoying and no, it's not fixed in later versions.

D.


 

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 07:29
English to Czech
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Why fix at all? Feb 26, 2009

Imagine that everytime you are about to work in Word w/o Trados you get a message reminding you to launch Workbench. Now that would be REALLY annoying.

 

Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:29
French to English
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thanks Feb 27, 2009

Stanislav - thank you, I do understand how Workbench works. I do not want a reminder every time I work in Word; I would like a reminder when I try to open a (Trados) segment in Word. It'd just be a little extra - now, it tells me 'Translator's Workbench is not running'. I would like it to say 'Translator's Workbench is not running. Would you like to start it now?'.

Diarmuid - thanks for the confirmation. Perhaps I'll post a request on the relevant part of the SDL website. If that had been fixed, I might have upgraded - anything else in the newer versions that I might like? I'm generally happy enough with my current version that I see little need to upgrade.


 

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 07:29
English to Czech
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Now I can see what you mean Feb 27, 2009

It'd just be a little extra - now, it tells me 'Translator's Workbench is not running'. I would like it to say 'Translator's Workbench is not running. Would you like to start it now?'.

Yes, this would be fine. Maybe you could post this on Trados Ideas.


 


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