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Name MultiTrans Prism Freelance Wordfast Pro 5
Review breakdown
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Most helpful review
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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Huge time saver
Wordfast Pro 5 is a standalone CAT tool that is compatible in my experience with Word, Powerpoint, InDesign and most other office software programs. I work on a mac system and it is perfectly compatible. I also need to use Trados for one client, but consistently use Wordfast Pro 5 for all others because of how easy and practical it is. Highly recommended! And a training session to get you started is also highly recommended, to get the most out of it.
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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.
Wordfast Pro 5 is the latest version of the standalone, multi-platform TM tool designed to address the needs of translators, language service providers and multinational corporations.
Price Starting at $799.00 €400
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MS Word Excel PowerPoint RTF TXT PDF (Windows only) HTM/HTML XML InDesign Framemaker ASP/JSP/JSON/JAVA TTX XLIFF TXLF SDLPPX (SDL Trados Package) SDLXLIFF MQXLIFF
License type Perpetual 3-year license
Operating system
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Linux, Mac OS X 10.8 and higher, Windows 7 and higher
System requirements
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Windows 7 and higher, Mac OSX 10.10 and higher, Linux 64-bit
Compatibility Support for multilanguage translation memories (TMX format)
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Support and upgrades offered/included Check with manufacturer Free upgrades for duration of license/Subscription
Support and tutorial links
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Online support center
Free trial
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Yes, 30 days of fully-functional trial available. Unlimited use of a demo version.
Languages supported
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Wordfast Pro 5 supports any language that is supported by Microsoft Word. This includes Eastern European, Cyrillic, Asian, Right-to-Left, and various other languages.

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