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SDL Trados Suite 2009 is here (TEST-REVIEW 1 Freelance version)

The time has come and after a long-tested beta (provided through a very commendable costumer testing program) SDL has finally realeased its new version for its industry leading CAT software. First things first, although we might all agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I don't think there is someone who can say the new SDL Trados looks bad. For starters we have the interface which is actually the first great achievement. At a first glance it seems that the former Synergy interface just had a face lift as you can appreciate in this images.



The look is cleaner, with a more up-to-date application design, with lots of help and news, as well as buttons to access the various functions of the software on the left pane. On the center you can find 3 buttons to access the wizards to open a document, create a new project, and open a translation Package.

Now, the good news is that the main interface is no longer just a window with shortcuts, it is the actual software managing windows in a delightful way. SDL Trados did what we were expecting and even went further. They finally merged SDLX and Trados technologies into one amazing tool. Terminology is still managed by Multiterm (no surprises here) but the translation interface is more SDLX style, and that is a wise move no doubt. The old Trados working within Word, needing workbench to be opened or Tag editor, were good solutions 10 years ago but needed a full revamp. SDLX in contrast was a much more up-to-date look and feel, but lacking some power.

The old Trados look unchanged for years.

The SDLX look was destined to be the future.

The brand new look

For more information about the product contact an SDL Trados reseller in your country:

1 comment:

adriana said...

Prometo tratar de seguir las herramientas que pones a nuestra disposiciĆ³n para la generaciĆ³n pre-tech W. What? Where? When?