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Name MultiTrans Prism Freelance Fluency Translation Suite 2013
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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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Highly Recommended First CAT, (or second... or third), Excellent Tool
I have thoroughly enjoyed using Fluency Professional 2011 and now 2013 in all my translation work. It is an excellent tool. As another reviewer mentioned, it has all of your glossary, translation memory, and even websites that you use frequently available to you in the bottom pane. It has a a great document preview and the layout makes working with the program a breeze. No menus or tab switching necessary. It does have some issues with maintaining formatting in some cases, especially with PDFs, but it handles PDF files in general better than any of the other CATs I have tried, including Trados, MemoQ, and Wordfast. That was one of the deciding factors in getting Fluency over the others initially. Finally, it has the best, most helpful customer support I have ever dealt with, bar none. Every time I have had an issue with something or found a bug, the Western Standard team was quick to respond to my emails and in many cases if it was a bug, squashed it and released a patch within a day or two. These guys deserve an award. First time buyers, look no further. Second/third/fourth timers, its worth a look.
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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.
No matter your situation, the Fluency solutions can help. Fluency conveniently and intuitively gathers many helpful resources and tools into its interface and empowers you to translate faster and more accurately than ever before.

Because your translation memories (TM) and language-specific glossaries are only a click away, Fluency makes previously laborious translation tasks simple and efficient. The customizable format allows translators to adjust everything to their liking, further enhancing the translation experience. Fluency transforms terminology management into a simple, organized, successful process.

Fluency enhances the speed and accuracy even for skilled translators. Agencies or businesses that integrate Fluency into its translation process will be able to handle large translation volumes with greater ease and efficiency, which boosts productivity and profits. Fluency can quickly become an integral part of any workflow system because it is so easy to master.

In short, Fluency can be a key to the success of a translation enterprise.
Fluency was created by Western Standard, a technology company based in Utah USA.
Price Starting at $799.00 Starting at $399.00
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Adobe PDF, Apple Strings, Bilingual Word, HTML, MS Word, WordFast & more
License type Perpetual Perpetual
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Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
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1 GHz Processor; 2 GHz or faster recommended; 1 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM recommended; 1024 X 768 or greater
Compatibility Support for multilanguage translation memories (TMX format) Supports open standard file formats XLIFF, TMX, TBX, Wordfast and SDL Trados.
Support and upgrades offered/included Check with manufacturer Installation support, automatic updates, affordable upgrades, more on support
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We support more than 3x the amount of languages supported by most other CAT tools. ISO 639.2 is our standard.

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