Is there a Trados trial version for training?
Thread poster: Laurent Slowack

Laurent Slowack  Identity Verified
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May 23, 2009

Dear all,

Is there anywhere on the Trados site a trial version for training purposes available. I need to have a group of students and colleagues have a hand-on for Trados basic skills.
It should be Word 2007 friendly, if possible.
Many thanks for your feedback on this one.
Best regards, from sunny Mexico, as always.


 

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Trados Trial May 24, 2009

Hi Laurent,
currently there is no trial version offered for public download. You can, however, try the following:
1) Register at translationzone.com
2) Order a copy of Trados Freelance
3) Go to the "Downloads" section in your profile
4) Download the latest Trados version; this will be a 30-days fully functional trial
5) If you don't pay for the invoice, nothing happens; your trial will simply expire and you won't receive your license code as long as you don't pay.


 

Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Link... May 24, 2009

Laurent Slowack wrote:

Is there anywhere on the Trados site a trial version for training purposes available.

Officially, no.
The software is presumed to be unconditionally good, so no trial version is necessaryicon_smile.gif

I need to have a group of students and colleagues have a hand-on for Trados basic skills.
It should be Word 2007 friendly, if possible.
Many thanks for your feedback on this one.


The direct download link was published several times here, e.g.:
http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/98269-how_to_obtain_a_free_sdl_trados_demo.html
AFAIK it works one month as full version but displays a lot of annoying massages about the activation, purchase etc.

Cheers
GG


 

Laurent Slowack  Identity Verified
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Trial version of Trados unavailable and the marketing results May 24, 2009

Hello,
If no trial version is available, it's difficult to convince people of its use, possibilities and get them to buy it. A training version with no practical session, because no trial is available will have much less impact than other CAT tools.
I'll see what I can 'show'.
Thanks for the link, but I believe SDLX lite is quite different in outlook and working than Trados.


 

Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Link still works May 24, 2009

Stanislav Pokorny wrote:
1) Register at translationzone.com
2) Order a copy of Trados Freelance
3) Go to the "Downloads" section in your profile
4) Download the latest Trados version; this will be a 30-days fully functional trial
5) If you don't pay for the invoice, nothing happens; your trial will simply expire and you won't receive your license code as long as you don't pay.


LOL, what a strategy, you really put a smile on my faceicon_smile.gif. But I tried the link posted in the thread that Grzesiek posted above, just today. It still works, so there should not be any need to register.


 

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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What kind of smile? May 24, 2009

A cordial, or a bitter one?icon_wink.gif
Yes, the last link in the thread link above still works.


 

Daniel Meier  Identity Verified
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Link reposted May 25, 2009

On this page you can find the available SDLX and SDL Trados demodownloads:

www.translationzone.com/en/downloads/demodownloads/


 

Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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For SDL, demo is NOT trial... May 25, 2009

Daniel Meier wrote:

On this page you can find the available SDLX and SDL Trados demodownloads:

www.translationzone.com/en/downloads/demodownloads/


Unfortunately, demo is not trial.
In this page you can only see/download some fancy marketing materials or some unusable software i.e. SDLX Lite.

Cheers
GG


 

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Demo vs. Trial May 25, 2009

Daniel Meier wrote:

On this page you can find the available SDLX and SDL Trados demodownloads:

www.translationzone.com/en/downloads/demodownloads/


Hi Daniel,
to make the difference between a demo and a trial clear (at least in SDL terminology):
1. A DEMO is an interactive Flash movie describing the key functions and features
2. A trial is software that is restricted either by time or by the number of translation units your TM can store.


 

Daniel Meier  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the hint May 25, 2009

and sorry I did not look at the content of the page.
Trados used to have trial versions (I remember they were called demo versions then, but I am not sure), where you could use almost any function of Workbench, only the size of each TM was limited to 100 translation units.
It seems SDL Trados quit this policy, so I would try to contact their office or a local representative and ask if they could provide a trial version.


 

Laurent Slowack  Identity Verified
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Definite trial link to test for Trados May 25, 2009

Hello,

The definite link to try for trying Trados 2007 is:
http://downloadcentre.sdl.com/T2007/SP2/SDLTrados2007_FL_SP2_835.exe

posted on Proz a while ago.
Many thanks for your help and guidance.
Best of luck.


 

Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Old style demo still alive May 25, 2009

Stanislav Pokorny wrote:

Hi Daniel,
to make the difference between a demo and a trial clear (at least in SDL terminology):
1. A DEMO is an interactive Flash movie describing the key functions and features
2. A trial is software that is restricted either by time or by the number of translation units your TM can store.


AFAIK, only by time. After 30 days, the trial version reverts to "demo mode".


 

Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Yes May 25, 2009

Wolfgang Jörissen wrote:

Stanislav Pokorny wrote:

Hi Daniel,
to make the difference between a demo and a trial clear (at least in SDL terminology):
1. A DEMO is an interactive Flash movie describing the key functions and features
2. A trial is software that is restricted either by time or by the number of translation units your TM can store.


AFAIK, only by time. After 30 days, the trial version reverts to "demo mode".


Yes, that's the way it is from v. 8.x.x. It used to be 100 TUs up to v. 7.x.x.

Daniel Meier wrote:
Trados used to have trial versions (I remember they were called demo versions then, but I am not sure)...


Yes, there used to be a demo version which was available for public download, but this has been discontinued for quite some time.


 


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