Translation Office 3000 - Trados matches for standard lines calculation
Thread poster: Claudia Paiano

Claudia Paiano
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Dec 8, 2014

Hi there,

I wonder if it is possible to integrate a standard-LINE-based Trados calculation in Translation Office 3000 - I have the feeling that it is only possible to import a *.csv file or to put the values in by hand for a Trados calculation on a WORD basis?

I am working with TO3000, version 10.

Thanks a lot,
Claudia


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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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Settings > Advanced Dec 9, 2014

The weighted calculation being basically the same whether we count lines, pages, words or characters (one is simply a multiple of any other), maybe you can use Settings > Advanced > CATCount to set the custom unit you wish (defined in Settings > Business).
If you can get a .csv file counted in lines with Trados, CATCount should give you a weighted line count exactly the same way as it would with a word count.

Or so I think.

Philippe


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Claudia Paiano
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Doesn't work Dec 9, 2014

Thanks Philippe, I appreciate it.

Under Settings-Business-Volume Units I put in a value called "standard line" (whether "Used by AnyCount" is ticked or not) and I fill in that this unit consists of 55 characters, selecting "with spaces". Now, going back to Settings-Advanced-CatCounts, "Enabled" is ticked and next to the "Change" button it says "words". In order to change that to my newly entered unit, I click on the button, a window opens which says "only word-based units available. Note: Use Business settings to add custom volumen units here" - which I just did! But it does not show up in the window or I can not select any other value than "words". Did you ever try it witch version 10 or older?

Claudia


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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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Haven't tried Dec 9, 2014

claudia_berlin wrote:
...Did you ever try it witch version 10 or older?...

I own version 11. I haven't checked whether my suggestion works and merely hinted at a possible direction. I don't use lines, but a standard line could be whath they call a "word-based" unit, as opposed to a "time-based" unit.
Maybe closing the program and restarting it will show your new unit.

Hope it helped anyway.

Philippe

Edit: After playing around and triggering a few app issues/failures/freezes, I think that you have to choose the radio button Word in the Settings > Business > Volume units for CATCount to include the unit in the options available. I don't know how many words there are in a standard line, but with standard relations between characters, lines, pages and words (which I don't know, maybe there: http://www.translationtribulations.com/2012/09/equivalent-rates-in-translation-billing.html), you may be able to set a unit named "standard line" as XX words, XX being the standard number of words included in a standard line, probably with decimals.

[Edited at 2014-12-09 17:59 GMT]


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Claudia Paiano
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That's what I did Dec 10, 2014



Edit: After playing around and triggering a few app issues/failures/freezes, I think that you have to choose the radio button Word in the Settings > Business > Volume units for CATCount to include the unit in the options available. I don't know how many words there are in a standard line, but with standard relations between characters, lines, pages and words (which I don't know, maybe there: http://www.translationtribulations.com/2012/09/equivalent-rates-in-translation-billing.html), you may be able to set a unit named "standard line" as XX words, XX being the standard number of words included in a standard line, probably with decimals.

[Edited at 2014-12-09 17:59 GMT]


Yeah, that's what I did (see "Under Settings-Business-Volume Units I put in a value called "standard line" (whether "Used by AnyCount" is ticked or not) and I fill in that this unit consists of 55 characters, selecting "with spaces". Now, going back to Settings-Advanced-CatCounts, "Enabled" is ticked and next to the "Change" button it says "words". In order to change that to my newly entered unit, I click on the button, a window opens which says "only word-based units available. Note: Use Business settings to add custom volumen units here" - which I just did! But it does not show up in the window or I can not select any other value than "words"."

FYI: A restart didn't change anything.

I contacted again the customer service, hoping for help.

Thank you!


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