Advanced Microsoft Word for Translators: Gaining Productivity With A Basic Tool

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Software, tools & computing
Editing and proofreading
MS Office tools
Productivity tools

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Start time:Sep 12, 2014 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:By means of practical examples, this webinar presents some often underused Microsoft Word features that can greatly help translators gain productivity and quality in their work.
Description
Text editors, among which Microsoft Word is the most popular nowadays, tend to be translators’ very first CAT tool. Furthermore, some other CAT tools, such as Wordfast Classic, are designed as Word add-ons, and even translators who use standalone applications to translate may need Word for pre-formatting source texts or editing/proofreading translations. However, many translators, as most other Word users, do not know or do not use most of its functionalities and end up spending a great deal of their time with boring repetitive tasks that the computer could perform faster and possibly better.
This webinar presents some often underutilized Microsoft Word resources that can greatly help translators do their job, providing productivity and quality gains. Topics covered include keyboard shortcuts, ways to move faster through long documents, advanced use of Find-Replace function, among others. All features are demonstrated by means of practical exercises with the program.
Target audience
- Translators, reviewers and proofreaders who use Word-based CAT tools;
- translators, reviewers and proofreaders who use Word to translate, review or proofread;
- translators who use Word to prepare texts before and/or after translation.
Program
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• Keyboard shortcuts
• Moving faster through long documents
• Quick formatting
• Bilingual tables
• Find-replace
• Q&A
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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• Required: Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better recommended)

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• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
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Trainer
 Reginaldo Francisco    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Reginaldo Francisco é tradutor técnico e literário de inglês e italiano. É bacharel em Letras com Habilitação de Tradutor pela Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) e mestre em Estudos da Tradução pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC). Publicou artigos e ministra palestras sobre Tradução, além de ser o autor, juntamente com a Profa. Dra. Claudia Zavaglia, do livro Parece mas não é: as armadilhas da tradução do italiano para o português. É treinador das ferramentas Wordfast e memoQ, oferecendo cursos presenciais e on-line para tradutores.


Reginaldo Francisco is a Brazilian technical and literary translator (English>Portuguese and Italian>Portuguese). He has a bachelor's degree in Translation and a master's degree in Translation Studies. He delivers lectures and has published articles and a book on Translation. He is also a Wordfast and memoQ trainer, providing on-site and on-line training sessions for translators.
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"The course is really helpful. I used to waste so much time for editing when I didn't know all that."
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