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Beginner Guides

Whether you are completely new to translation software or would like some extra beginner tips, this page is designed for you.

With a numerous amount of resources, we are here to help you with your translations. From videos to e-books, this page will give you guidance in your translation productivity and help you to improve your work. We are continuously adding more resources to allow you to have the easiest use of our software as possible and help you with all of your translation software needs.

Learn about CAT tools, terminology management and translation memory in our Translation 101 video series.

Translation 101: What is a CAT tool?

Translation 101: What is Terminology Management?

Translation 101: What is Translation Memory?

Video Tutorials

Watch the step-by-step video guide that demonstrates individual features of Studio 2017.

CAT Tools

A CAT Tool is a program designed to assist in the translation of documents to make translating faster and easier.

SDL Trados Studio 2017 is SDL's latest CAT (computer-assisted translation) tool. This software is used to increase translation production. With a rich library of learning resources, SDL Trados Studio 2017 is easy to learn and simple to use.

Watch these videos to get started on using SDL Trados Studio

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Terminology management allows you to achieve accurate translations when using acronyms, synonyms and abbreviations by giving you the option to organize these terms with correct rules for their usage. 

SDL's terminology management tool SDL MultiTerm ensures consistency in terms and vocabulary to provide quality to your work. Used both as a standalone desktop tool or with SDL Trados Studio, SDL MultiTerm is accepted worldwide by many users.

View these resources for more information about Terminology Management.

A collection of videos about Terminology Management

Working with terminology in SDL Trados Studio

How to create a termbase in SDL MultiTerm 2017

How to use and manage terminology with SDL MultiTerm 2017

How to create a translation memory from a termbase/glossary in Studio (English only)

Learn more about Terminology Management

Machine Translation

Machine translation is the translation of text by a computer. By using machine translation, you can increase productivity by translating more content in a quicker amount of time.

SDL AdaptiveMT is our machine translation software that is used directly through SDL Trados Studio. Personalized specifically for you by adapting to the way you translate, SDL AdaptiveMT saves time and money by minimizing the amount of future post-editing.

Learn more about Machine Translation

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