Please use Workbench (no Tageditor)?
Thread poster: Mirella Biagi

Mirella Biagi  Identity Verified
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May 14, 2014

Hi,

I've been sent a translation by an agency and in the PO they have written:

"Please use Workbench (no Tageditor)"

What does this mean?

I usually use Trados 2014. Is this something I can do on Trados?

Thanks,

Mirella


 

Vadim Kadyrov  Identity Verified
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Well, May 14, 2014

technically speaking, Trados 2014 is a very sophisticated version of TagEditor. It may be that they want you to send them uncleaned Word files, which can only be made using older versions of Trados/Workbench - 2007, for example. Workbench hasn`t been there for quite a while actually - even Trados 2009 does not have it.

 

Mirella Biagi  Identity Verified
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thanks May 14, 2014

Thanks!

I have used sdl legacy converter before. Do you think if I convert the xliff to .doc through that it would have the same result?


 

Lorenzo Bermejo
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better solution May 14, 2014

better use SDL Legit!, you will get unclean files exactly like those of Trados 7.
Legacy Converter doesn't give you exactly the same output.

good luck!


 

Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Crowd? May 14, 2014

Good grief, if you want to know what someone means, don't ask the crowd, ask the PERSON who said it.

 

Mirella Biagi  Identity Verified
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Good grief... May 14, 2014

Henry Hinds wrote:

Good grief, if you want to know what someone means, don't ask the crowd, ask the PERSON who said it.


Thanks for that. I had of course contacted the agency but seeing as they sent me the translation just before closing time by the time I got in touch with them it was after office hours and I was rather hoping to start it this evening.

I had of course hoped that, this being a professional translator's forum, it was understood that we are all intelligent people who know that asking the 'person who said it' is the best course of action...


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
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I would say this means... May 14, 2014

Mirella Biagi wrote:

I've been sent a translation by an agency and in the PO they have written:

"Please use Workbench (no Tageditor)"

What does this mean?



... they want you to translate, or maybe review (as you said they sent you a translation), the file using Microsoft Word and Trados Workbench.

Perhaps you could clarify what they have sent you as you have a few options to mimic this request without using Workbench.

  1. If they sent you a translation (a bilingual Word DOC) then you can handle this in Studio and send them the finished file from Studio when you save the target document
  2. If they sent you a file for translation, then you should use SDL LegIt! (a free application on the SDL OpenExchange) to convert the file to a Bilingual DOC file first. Then handle it in Studio as for 1.

TagEditor is another "old" translation environment from Trados. Trados created Bilingual DOC files using MSWord and Workbench; TagEditor created Bilingual TTX files using TagEditor and Workbench. This article might be useful for you too : http://wp.me/p2xDjK-um

Regards

Paul


 

Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Action May 14, 2014

"...it was understood that we are all intelligent people who know that asking the 'person who said it' is the best course of action..."

Believe me, I've seen many cases where not all the people here are so intelligent. Actually, asking the 'person who said it' is the not only best course of action, it is the only proper course of action. And if the client is not available for consultation, then let them absorb the delay, because consultation and clarifications can always be needed.


 

Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
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Thanks, Mirella... May 15, 2014

...for submitting this situation to the Forum section. And, also, thanks to Paul for giving us the best solution.
Now I know how to deal with it.
Thanks to all!
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