Free and inexpensive productivity tools - part 2

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Software, tools & computing

Course summary
Start time:Jan 25, 2011 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes. Check what time the course is running in your local time here
Language:English
Summary:An introduction to several free or very inexpensive software tools for Windows that will make each translator's life much easier.
Description
This webinar has already taken place. Click here to watch the recording: Free and inexpensive productivity tools - part 2

Learn how to increase your productivity with several free or very inexpensive software tools for Windows.

Register now - click the Purchase button on the right! (If you don't see the button, you need to login or create a free ProZ.com account.)

Based on his own experience, freelance translator Hynek Palatin will introduce 5 extremely useful tools that you can start using immediately to:

  • Access Google Translate directly from most Windows applications
  • Organize frequently used text snippets and save keystrokes by expanding text abbreviations
  • Find a better way to manage your passwords than those yellow sticky notes around your monitor
  • Redefine shortcut keys and automate frequent tasks in your translation environment
  • Search your bilingual translation files, glossaries and translation memories instantly


This session has been presented at the 7th ProZ.com Conference in Prague and this is what the attendees say:

"The presentation was useful, clear and I've learned a lot. Thank you so much, I really appreciate the new information."
- Gabriella H.

"I found the presentation very informative indeed."
- Tom

"I enjoyed your presentation very much. ... I loved your tips for tweaking my translation workflow and I actually think it was the most practical session I attended."
- Joy

"Your presentation was informative, well-structured and interesting."
- Jasmina D.

Register now - click the Purchase button on the right! (If you don't see the button, you need to login or create a free ProZ.com account.)


This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Click here to watch the recording of the previous part: Free and inexpensive productivity tools - part 1
Prerequisites
No software purchase is needed to participate in this session. Most of the software introduced in this presentation is free, and attendees will receive instructions on where to obtain and how to use it in their everyday work.
System requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 (Linux is not supported)
• Required: Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled) . If needed, download Java here.
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better recommended
• Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer; (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
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Click on the buy button on the right to purchase your seat

Participation fee includes:

• access to webinar session.
• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
• powerpoint slides to remind participants of the key points and lessons learned.
• certificates of attendance.

How do I purchase my spot?

To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
Hynek Palatin    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Hynek is a freelance translator specialized in IT. He holds a degree in computer science from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He lives in Prague with his wife and daughter.
Comments about this course

Free and inexpensive productivity tools - part 2

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Would it be possible to organize a follow-up in the form of Q&A session or a separate discussion?Jan 26, 2011

I think that many of the webinar participants will try to install and use some of the great tools Hynek showed us. Can we organize a follow-up session (in a month or so) where we can discuss our experience with using these tools. 1) do these tools really increase the productivity and
2) any problems, questions, tips etc
This follow-up session can be either in a form of Q&A session with Hynek or a discussion on proz.com. In the latter case it is essential that ALL of the participants will be informed of such a discussion.


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