How to "Create Project Package" in SDL Trados 2011
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Goldenbead  Identity Verified
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May 7, 2013

Hi,

I am a new user of SDL Trados Studio 2011. I used to work on Trados 2007.

I am learning it all on my own, as probably several translators. I am able to translate the file, create a file-based TM and so on. But when I want to "Create Project Package" it is greyed out where I am supposed to click and continue.

Has anyone experienced this? I watched the Youtube instructions from SDL but it works for them. What could I be doing wrong?

Thanks for any suggestions. (I hope I am on the right Forum)

Hannah


 

Olly Pekelharing  Identity Verified
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You need to have received a package from your client May 7, 2013

You can only create a return package if you received a project package from a client. If not you can create the files you need under the File menu.

Hope this helps,

Olly


 

Goldenbead  Identity Verified
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Thanks May 7, 2013

Oh OK, I didn't know that. So the Client has to create the "Project Package"? But even then, for a trial, can't I do that myself? Isn't that possible?

Thanks for your help Olly,

Hannah


 

Olly Pekelharing  Identity Verified
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Don't think so May 7, 2013

No, I don't think you can create a project package, send it to yourself and then create a return package with it.

Regards,

Olly


 

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Trados Studio Professional May 7, 2013

You need the Professional version of the software to create a package. You can't do that with the Freelance version.

Francesco


 

andrewkhsmith  Identity Verified
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Project Packages in Studio 2011 Aug 28, 2013

VERY useful comment - I have just been searching the SDL documentation / websites for about half an hour and found NO mention of the fact that you need the professional version of the software to create a package. ;-((

 

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This KB might be useful... Aug 28, 2013

... to have posted in here:

http://kb.sdl.com/kb/article?ArticleId=2595&source=Article&c=12&cid=23

Thanks

Paul


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Difference between projects and packages Aug 28, 2013

andrewkhsmith wrote:

I have just been searching the SDL documentation / websites for about half an hour and found NO mention of the fact that you need the professional version of the software to create a package. ;-((


It's mentioned in the product comparison page here:
http://www.translationzone.com/products/sdl-trados-studio/

I wonder whether Hannah or other people are actually confusing "packages" and "projects".
- Projects are for setting up a translation workflow customised to your needs (this includes opening a file to translate and assigning a certain Translation Memory and Termbase to it)
- Packages are for sending projects to other people.

So packages are usually only used to connect to others in a team (including project managers at agencies, translators, reviewers, etc.). That's why package creation is the realm of the Professional version, not the freelance version.


 

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Unable to create delivery package in Trados Studio 2011 Jan 27, 2014

I work with Trados Studio 2011 (freelance edition) and I am unable to create a return package. The option is inactive (grayed out) no matter what I do.

 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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SDLPPX? Jan 28, 2014

micawber_7 wrote:
I work with Trados Studio 2011 (freelance edition) and I am unable to create a return package. The option is inactive (grayed out) no matter what I do.

Did you receive a package (SDLPPX) in the first place?


 


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