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Beginner help

 

I'm completely new to CAT, and am finding it really hard to get going. I have translated a few small texts inserting tag numbers etc and exported themback out, but am finding everything very unintuitive.


When the system suggests a word, I don't know how to accept it.

When I do QA all my tags have been renumbered. Is this normal?

When I DON'T want a word translated, I don't know how to stop it....


Is there - somewhere - a good video or something to help? Info seems to go from 'doing your first translation' (without going via QA) to mega advanced, using terms and expression I don't understand...in any language!


Ideas would be much appreciated......




And BIG THANKS to Hans for his help via Skype this morning! Immediate issues addressed - plus some I hadn't thought of - and I think I also got more of an idea of the logic of how it is all set up. Onwards.....!
:)
Ciao!

PS Hans - I finished the tail end of that website in record time! :)
Much appreciated!

 

Got it! Thanks! :)

 

See here

The link worked appeared to work yesterday but today I get Error 404......

 

Brilliant!!! Thanks so much!

 

@judith


See here (I hope I got it right, Hans)


@Hans


Menus puzzled? See my short response here

My apologies for being such a pain.

I have now set up and tested Skype - but I can't find your Skype address. Not sure what site let alone a green URL. Sorry.
Any chance you could point me in the right direction? I know today is Sunday so don't expect a reply today.

Ta.....!


>Info seems to go from 'doing your first translation' (without going via QA)


I never realised that a first starter should deal with QA too. I think it's a good suggestion, so I'll make sure that QA will be part of the video that I'll record for CafeTran 2016 xxx, once it has been released to the installed user base. 


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>In my humble opinion the menus are somehow puzzled


With all respect: You are, as everybody else, entitled to your own opinion. Nevertheless I beg to disagree here.


In the last few days I've been running some tests again with the latest versions of competing CAT tools. (I've posted some screenshots in the Kaffeeklatsch-Gruppe.)


Several times I've concluded, duh, are these menus so much better than the ones in CafeTran? I really don't think so. Even the ones with the famous Ribbon have in my opinion important commands hidden at the second or third menu level. And what to think of menu names like 'Commit', 'Leverage'? It needs an MBA to understand them (not really, but I like exaggerating too, every now and then).


Nevertheless, if someone has better names/positions for individual menu items, she should stand up and speak.

Hello Judith, and happy new year.


CT is really great. You need to configure it a bit (just as any other CAT) - depending on your needs - but then you will be able to work very fast and precise. In my humble opinion the menus are somehow puzzled, but this does not matter too much, as CT is aimed at working with keyboard shortcuts.


You will even have the possibility to choose between different working methods.

See the wiki. Green URL at the bottom of the landing page.
Er...sorry...but which  website? (Will now go away for the weekend!)

 

Of course it is. I'll be in my office on Monday etc. Skype adres is on the website I mentioned previously
:)  Love the idea of popping over to Tilburg but I'm in the backwoods of Italy, a bit north of Pisa, which is very pretty but sadly a bit too far!  I'm really not against installing Skype per se - just that I'm a bit of a Luddite by nature and find myself increasingly blessed with all manner of software which I don't really feel I need - or want.
Nonetheless, something to speed up translations would be very useful and if you are prepared to help me with Cafetran for freebie then I'd be pleased to give it a go and even set up Skype!
Is that ok?
:)

 

>I'm really disappointed as Cafetran looks like it should be good


It is. Many can confirm that. I'm willing to give you an introduction. Free. No costs. But you'll have to invest too. I cannot help when you don't want to install Skype or TeamViewer. I'm living in Tilburg. You are welcome to visit me there. No costs either. Except for your travel expenses :). But hey, it's a great town.


All the best!


Hans

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