Trados 2009: Can't create a Project Package
Thread poster: Jorge Nunes

Jorge Nunes  Identity Verified
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Oct 24, 2012


I use Trados 2009 for some time now and I master the basic features, but there's still a lot I need to learn.

I purchased two licenses and have Trados installed in my desktop as well as my laptop (both Macs). Today I had to switch computers and therefore needed to transfer the project from one to the other.

I figured the best way would be to create a Projet Package, something I had never tried before.

I checked some reference materials and tutorials and set out to doing it, but I couldn't. As I selected the project, the Create Projct Package was not not highlighted and I was therefore not able to create it. I tried it with several different projects, and one of them allowed me to create a project package, which makes me thing this is not a software problem at all, but rather some kind of setting I'm unaware of.

Could anyone please help me with this?

Thank you so much in advance!!!


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Professional vs Freelance Oct 25, 2012

Hello Jorge,

Maybe this is because you don't have the right version? Creating a Project Package is only possible with the Professional License.

So if you have the Freelance version and want to share Projects then just copy the Project folder onto the other machine and after updating just copy the sdlxliff files from the target language folder bacckwards and forwards between machines as needed.




Jorge Nunes  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Oct 25, 2012

Hello Paul,

Thank you so much for your help.

You're right, that's it. I own the freelance edition, so that pretty much explains it.

Also, thank you for helping me out with a simple solution to switch between computers. That's just what I needed and I really appreciate it.

Kind regards


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