How long to use transit?
Thread poster: Gillian Searl

Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
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German to English
Aug 19, 2008

Hallo all you transit experts,
After years using Trados, SDLX and Deja Vu (isn't that enough???) somebody now wants me to use Transit.
If I download the free version, how long do you think it will take me to learn how to use it? Are we talking minutes, hours or days?
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.

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It's no problem Aug 19, 2008

Once you've worked with several CATs, you can work with all of them. It does depend on how handy you are with computers in general, but as far as Transit goes, it's very generic.

I wouldn't expect it to be much of a problem for any seasoned CAT user.

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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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Tutorial Aug 19, 2008

Hi Gillian,

You can download and install Transit 3.0 Satellite PE – computer based training program. It is helpful to understand the basics of Transit Satellite. IMHO it should not take more than 2-3 hrs to learn and start translating with Satellite.

However, Satellite is a limited version, so you may consider translating the project using Trados, Deja Vu or another CAT tool (but be ready for any problems).

Selcuk Akyuz

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Tutorial is good Aug 19, 2008

When watching the tutorial take note of all steps so you don't have to go back to the tutorial too many times
Transit Satellite at least is bug-free. You cannot say that about many CAT-tools.

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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Why don't you CAT-hop? Aug 19, 2008

I serve Transit customers using my own tools. No need for me to buy the full version at this time. I do use the free Satellite version for conversion purposes though.

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Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Well I looked at the tutorial Aug 20, 2008

and apart from messing up the shortcuts it should work
I dont fancy CAT hopping until I understand it a bit better

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