I think that it would be super useful if you could implement automatic background conversion of any individual files making up a project into HTML for previewing.
A decent previewer is often one of the things that stops me using CT on certain large, multi-file jobs.
In Trados Studio, memoQ, Wordfast, etc., all the project source files are simply converted into whatever format the program uses for its previews (in memoQ, e.g., this is HTML), in the background. It is not really possible to quickly create 25 individual HTML files for previewing, each time I start a large multi-file project.
Is this something that is on your roadmap? I really hope so, as it would greatly improve the usability of CT!
Yeah, I have been asking for this for ages now.
I, too, can think of workarounds, where I use clever tricks (macros, little programs, etc.) to quickly convert all my source files into a format CT can use for previewing. However, this is all well and good for us who enjoy messing around on computers, but I think the average user would greatly apreciate just having a previewer that works with zero user input. I would!
... but I think the average user would greatly appreciate just having a previewer that works with zero user input. I would!
I'm one of those average users. For me, real-time preview with zero user's input as can be found in almost all the other CAT tools would be one reason to stop complaining for other CTE lackings, file analysis and a rationally functioning project management being two of them. A couple of years ago, Igor said that "sometime in the future there will be the preview function in CTE". Let's hope he doesn't forget.
For the record: Michael is asking for a source file preview while Mario would welcome a target file preview.
True, and you, what would you prefer?
More specifically, I would welcome very much a preview that shows both as translation progresses, and continuously gets updated until it becomes wholly target text.
Hello ladies & gentlemen,
Although I used the term "source" preview, I just mean one that shows source text, and then target text, depending on whether the segment has been translated or not.
I made a quick video to show the way Trados Studio 2022 handles things:
If you ask me, the one is Trados Studio is one of the best CAT tool previewers currently available. The one in Wordfast Pro is actually pretty good too, but then you have to use Wordfast Pro, which is pretty shit.
Has the live preview via Ms Office Live (online) been removed? Can't find it anymore ...