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Trados Studio 2011 "Save as..." usage
Thread poster: László Domoszlai

László Domoszlai
Hungary
Local time: 15:08
English to Hungarian
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Oct 26

This may sound as a stupid question, but I very rarely use Trados.

So I have Trados Studio 2011. I started to translate a document, then I had to restart my PC because of a Windows update.
I used File > Save as... to save my progress in a custom folder. After restart, I opened the saved file, and it was completely empty, like I haven't even started working on it. I also screwed up because I forgot to check the "Update" column for the TM in the Project settings, so my previous
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This may sound as a stupid question, but I very rarely use Trados.

So I have Trados Studio 2011. I started to translate a document, then I had to restart my PC because of a Windows update.
I used File > Save as... to save my progress in a custom folder. After restart, I opened the saved file, and it was completely empty, like I haven't even started working on it. I also screwed up because I forgot to check the "Update" column for the TM in the Project settings, so my previous translations weren't saved, and I had to start the translation again from scratch.
What's the point of Save as... if it doesn't save my progress?
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Sandra& Kenneth  Identity Verified
Israel
Local time: 16:08
Member (2009)
French to English
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Well... Oct 27

Hi László,
You may be aware that in most programs, in order to save a file you press "Ctrl+S". Same here.
In Trados "Save As" exports the file in target format to the folder of your choice.

In addition, Trados has an automatic Save command, which usually kicks in every 10 minutes or so by default (unless you changed it, which you probably didn't). This will prompt the user to open the Autosaved file if it is more recent than the file one is trying to open. In many case
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Hi László,
You may be aware that in most programs, in order to save a file you press "Ctrl+S". Same here.
In Trados "Save As" exports the file in target format to the folder of your choice.

In addition, Trados has an automatic Save command, which usually kicks in every 10 minutes or so by default (unless you changed it, which you probably didn't). This will prompt the user to open the Autosaved file if it is more recent than the file one is trying to open. In many cases, such as a Trados crash, this feature can be a lifesaver.

HTH,
Best regards,
Sandra
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László Domoszlai
Hungary
Local time: 15:08
English to Hungarian
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I know Oct 27

That's why I don't understand why it happened that there was nothing in the saved file when I opened it again. I translated at least a 1000 words before I saved, and it all gone.

 


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