TagEditor and Automated translation
Thread poster: Laurent Slowack

Laurent Slowack  Identity Verified
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Dec 4, 2011

Dear colleagues,

I have been trying to use Automated translation in TagEditor 2007 to no avail.
Further details on the version: Translator's Workbench/SDLX, Version 8.0 Freelance.
Thanks for your follow-up.


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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What are you trying to do? Dec 4, 2011

Could you elaborate on what you are trying to do, what steps you took and what happened?

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Laurent Slowack  Identity Verified
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Trying Automated Translation Dec 5, 2011

In the Workbench I go to Translation Memory Options - Automated Translation (Beta) - and I get a grey screen, so I have no way to get this feature activated.

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Michael Grant
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Local time: 21:10
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Asked and answered? Dec 5, 2011

Laurent Slowack wrote:

In the Workbench I go to Translation Memory Options - Automated Translation (Beta) - and I get a grey screen, so I have no way to get this feature activated.


I found your March 11 inquiry about this same problem (here: http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/194030-automated_translation_through_workbench_beta_not_working_language_pair_en_dutch.html#1771805)

It was eventually answered in a July 15 post:

MichAlt wrote:

Hi,

After I've had Trados for several years, I've only just thought I'd try out the then new automated translated feature. I can activate it, get a connection to their server but it's not working and the next time I look at it, it says that this feature is not available.
I found this information here (site only in Geman):
http://www.translationzone.com/de/landing/newsletter/december08/product.asp
It says that the automated translation feature is available to SDL Trados 2007 Suite users free of charge for a period of 12 months. I'm not sure if this applies to your and my situation but if so, this could be the reason. Haven't found any information as to whether or not you can buy or use it in another way after those 12 months. Still quite mysterious but this could be it. The latest Trados versions include this feature automatically, I think. Would still be nice having it in the Workbench/Tag Editor.

All the best



And I can second this opinion because I just tried it myself and got the exact same behavior (i.e. I could initially activate it and successfully test connectivity, but as soon as I closed Workbench and re-opened it, the [Automated Translation (Beta)] tab is now grayed-out/inaccessible.)

I am positive this was only a trial implementation of that feature (hence the "beta" designation)...Unfortunately, I think you'll have to upgrade to Studio in order to use this feature...

MLGrant


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