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Name MultiTrans Prism Freelance MetaTexis for Word
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(3 reviews)
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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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Very good tool, user-friendly, Trados-compatible, recommended
user-friendly, Trados-compatible, recommended
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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.
MetaTexis is not a stand-alone-program. It runs in Microsoft Word®. This means that all MetaTexis functions can be accessed through Microsoft Word®. Nevertheless, MetaTexis is very powerful and offers many functions and options you will not find in any other CAT tool. The great advantage of the integration in Word is that you do not have to learn a completely new program. You only have to learn some new functions. At the same time, all functions of Microsoft Word® are available. Technically, MetaTexis integrates itself into Microsoft Word® as a COM-Add-in (file "MetaTexis.DLL", located in the MetaTexis program folder). As MetaTexis is a COM-Add-in, it has a shorter start-up time, and many functions perform faster than in the case of normal add-ins. (Note: The COM-Add-ins technique was introduced with Microsoft Office 2000®. For this reason, MetaTexis is not available for Microsoft Office 97®.) Besides the COM-Add-in, there is also a normal add-in ("MetaTexis.dot", also located in the MetaTexis program folder). This add-in is the interface between Microsoft Word® and the MetaTexis COM-Add-in.
Price Starting at $799.00 Options starting at €39
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All kinds of text documents (all formats which can be imported by MS Word)
License type Perpetual Perpetual
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Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
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Compatibility Support for multilanguage translation memories (TMX format)
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