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Name MultiTrans Prism Freelance MadCap Lingo
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Would recommend it
I worked on a contract of 9 months for Toys"R"Us Canada and, in the Translation department, we were using it and I learned really fast to use it. You can work directly on Ms Word and other files so it's really helpful. You can align bilingual texts for TM also. I did not experienced any crash too. Only thing, I think it's the most expensive on the market.
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Great tool, would recommend to all my colleagues, must have for Flare translation
Lingo is a must have tool for the proper translation of MadCap Flare resources. Lingo packages content from any of the programs in the MadPak Suite into a Lingo project which can be exported into XLIFF files so you can translate the files in the CAT tool of your choice. Then you simply import the XLIFF back into Lingo and you can export back to Flare. Lingo makes the process go very smoothly. Updates and project alignment are also handled very efficiently.
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Product description MultiTrans Prism Freelance provides access to the essential functionalities for a freelance translator to work locally (not connected to a corporate network domain). This stand-alone edition of MultiTrans Prism includes the ability to build and import TextBase Translation Memories and TermBases of limited sizes. It also gives you the ability to use the fully interactive Translation Agent within Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and WordPerfect. The Translation Agent enables users to interactively or automatically replace paragraphs, segments (exact & fuzzy matches), sub-segments and terms while they work with their preferred editor. Further Advanced Leveraging TM (ALTM) technology provides sub segment matching, auto-alignment, and the context for all matches found. It also comes with our XLIFF Editor, which does everything the Translation Agent does but extends your ability to work on tagged format files such as XML, HTML, MSOffice 2007 and 2010, FrameMaker and InDesign. The XLIFF Editor also has integrated QA tools to check for translation completeness and terminology consistency.

The Freelance license includes a training session on the Web and a reduced price for ongoing support.
MadCap Lingo is a translation management solution designed to assist technical writers, documentation specialists and professional translators in the translation and localization process.
Improve translation efficiency with a streamlined workflow using built-in Translation Memory technology (TMX support), detailed reporting capabilities, and advanced translation features such as alignment, termbases and more.
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Price Starting at $799.00 $599.00 US
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Microsoft® Word™ documents (no local install required) PowerPoint files Adobe® InDesign® XLIFF files HTM and HTML ResX files and much more!
License type Perpetual Available as perpetual or time limited
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Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista
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Intel Pentium 4 or better processor 4096 MB memory (RAM) 400 MB available hard drive space Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition 4.0 -
Compatibility Support for multilanguage translation memories (TMX format) Supports standard file formats XLIFF, DITA, HTML, TMX, and TBX. Also all MadCap filetypes, SDLXLIFF, TTX, TXML, .resx, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .fm, .book, .mif, idml, .dita, .htm, .rtf, .txt.
Support and upgrades offered/included Check with manufacturer Free updates, but not upgrades, Free community support, Installation support
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