Wordfast-AnyWhere

Formats: Webinar presentations
Online training
Topics: Software, tools & computing
Wordfast training

Course summary
Start time:May 16, 2012 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Schedule:

From 14:00 GMT to 17:30 GMT

Schedule: 2 hours of class + Q&A - 15 min break - 1 hour 15 min of class + final Q&A.

Check what time the course is running in your local time here

Links to handouts and video recording will be emailed to all registered and paid users within 5 working days after the training.



Useful links:
Once uploaded, the video will be available from the video centre
ProZ.com training cancelation policy

Language:English
Summary:Purchase of Wordfast license is not necessary to take this training. The software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine.
Access to the online session recording is included when you purchase this training session. Attendees will receive a printable PDF certificate of attendance.
Description
Learn how to use advanced features of Wordfast-AnyWhere, like pre-analysis of documents, TM management, and working with different file formats.

Course program:

1) General knowledge about CAT TOOLS
2) What is a TM and how it works
3) What is a GLOSSARY and how it works
4) How to prepare and start a translation with Wordfast- AnyWhere
5) Translation flow process
6) Output of the final translated document.

See what others say about this trainer:

"The presentation was clear, systematic and easy to follow. The trainer was easy to understand and did not talk too fast."

"Very good teacher!Now I can start use Wordfast Pro"
Prerequisites
None.
Purchase of Wordfast license is not necessary to take this training. The software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine.
Software and system requirements
Click to expand
Virtual platform system requirements

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

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.
Registration and payment information
Click to expand
Click on the buy button on the right to purchase your seat

Steps to take your training:

To register in this session please click on the "register and pay later" button on the right. Your status will be marked as "registered" and it will indicate only your interest in the training session. Status changes to registered and paid when payment is processed and informed to ProZ.com.

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.
Trainer
 Paolo Sebastiani    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Paolo Sebastiani is an English-Italian, French-Italian and German-Italian Professional Translator with over 20 years of experience in Italy and abroad. He obtained his first University degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Urbino in 1991 and his second University degree in Political Studies, at the same University in the year 2000. He founded his Translation Agency, Eurolingua, in 1994 and since then has been working as translator, interpreter and Cat-Tool official Trainer. He has organized many in-person training courses about Wordfast, SDL Trados and Atril Dejavu in different Italian towns and as a ProZ.com Professional Trainer, has run many Wordfast-PRO, Wordfast-Classic and Wordfast-Anywhere training sessions for progressive knowledge acquisition with excellent feedbacks.
Paolo lives in Rimini, Italy
Comments about this course

Wordfast-AnyWhere

Firas Allouzi Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:14
English to Arabic
+ ...
I can't decide between Wordfast Classic, Pro, Or Anywhere software and courseJan 26, 2012

I am willing to take one of the Wordfast courses offered by proz.com I think they are brilliant and the timing is perfect since I have just started working on bigger projects and need a CAT Tool. However, I am confused with all the different names of Wordfast and can't decide which is best for me. I do not want to take a course or even download the Wordfast software into my laptop before I know what is the difference between: Classic, Pro and Anywhere. Can someone kindly provide a simple and sys... See more
I am willing to take one of the Wordfast courses offered by proz.com I think they are brilliant and the timing is perfect since I have just started working on bigger projects and need a CAT Tool. However, I am confused with all the different names of Wordfast and can't decide which is best for me. I do not want to take a course or even download the Wordfast software into my laptop before I know what is the difference between: Classic, Pro and Anywhere. Can someone kindly provide a simple and systematic answer for a proffesional translator (ArabicEnglis). Many Thanks in advanceCollapse


 

Samuel Murray Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:14
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
@FirasJan 26, 2012

Firas Allouzi wrote:
However, I am confused with all the different names of Wordfast and can't decide which is best for me. What is the difference between: Classic, Pro and Anywhere.


WFC: Classic -- it is a macro that runs inside MS Word, so you need MS Word installed, and you can basically translate only MS Word files (there are ways to translate Excel, PowerPoint and HTML files also but you need to be highly skilled to do it). What you see in the MS Word file is what you see while you translate it. The way you apply formatting is the same as in MS Word -- simply select text and click a button to format it.

WFP: Pro -- it is a program that runs on any of Windows, Mac and Linux. You can translate many more file types with it. However, in WFP you see only the translatable text, in two columns, and not the MS Word file as it would normally look like in MS Word. The way formatting is applied is through complex codes that you have to copy and paste.

WFA: Anywhere -- it is a web site where you can translate online. The way you translate in WFA looks similar to what it would look like in WFC, but you can translate WFP files as well (as well as any files that WFP can translate). It is free but it is slower.


 

Paolo Sebastiani Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 17:14
Member
English to Italian
+ ...
Here is a simple expanationJan 26, 2012

The main difference between Wordfast -Pro and Wordfast Classic is that the former is a stand-alone program ( stand-alone ) and the latter is composed of a batch of macros which apply to MS - ​​Word. To use the CLASSIC version you need to run MS-WORD on your PC.
Wordfast Classic was founded over 15 years ago while Wordfast - Pro was released for the first time in June 2009.
Therefore, this program represents the most advanced evolution of the Wordfast technology.
Obviously Word
... See more
The main difference between Wordfast -Pro and Wordfast Classic is that the former is a stand-alone program ( stand-alone ) and the latter is composed of a batch of macros which apply to MS - ​​Word. To use the CLASSIC version you need to run MS-WORD on your PC.
Wordfast Classic was founded over 15 years ago while Wordfast - Pro was released for the first time in June 2009.
Therefore, this program represents the most advanced evolution of the Wordfast technology.
Obviously Wordfast - Pro has many more features than its predecessor - Wordfast Classic.
However, even the Classic version can still be interesting in some respects.
The third version, so called wordfast-anywhere is part of a cloud-computing technology, you do not need to download and install anything on your PC, but everything is done ONLINE –it goes without saying that to use this solution you must always be connected online with a good DSL connection.
The first 2 softwares are not free and currently they cost 350.00 euros each, if purchased together (Wordfast-Studio) the total cost is € 500.00.
However, after attending one of our courses, you may have the opportunity to purchase these programs with a 20% off the current price.
Finally, the third software ( Wordfast -Anywhere ) is totally free.
The basic functioning among the three versions is very much alike but each one has got different features to reach more or less the same objective: this means that all of the tree versions are based on a TM (a txt file which contains all your translated sentences) and a GLOSSARY, (a txt file which contains all your terminologies).
I hope this explanation is helping you to understand the basic differences among the 3 different versions.
Do not hesitate to contact me for further help or explanation.
Collapse


 

Firas Allouzi Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:14
English to Arabic
+ ...
Wordfast Classic must beJan 26, 2012

Sam - Thank you it is as if you were reading my mind when I said simple and systematic this is how I imagined the answer to be. Very Helpful!

Paolo - thank you for the useful information. And it's good to know about the discount. I think that I'll go for Wordfast Classic since I mainly translate Word documents.


But I also get a lot of dead PDFs and JPG documents (scanned obviously). Is there a way to convert those to Word doc. And if there's a way is it worth taken
... See more
Sam - Thank you it is as if you were reading my mind when I said simple and systematic this is how I imagined the answer to be. Very Helpful!

Paolo - thank you for the useful information. And it's good to know about the discount. I think that I'll go for Wordfast Classic since I mainly translate Word documents.


But I also get a lot of dead PDFs and JPG documents (scanned obviously). Is there a way to convert those to Word doc. And if there's a way is it worth taken or do you think it's a long route and it's just better retyping the text on a word doc?
Collapse


 

Samuel Murray Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:14
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
+ ...
JPGs and PDFsJan 27, 2012

Firas Allouzi wrote:
But I also get a lot of dead PDFs and JPG documents (scanned obviously). Is there a way to convert those to Word doc. And if there's a way is it worth taken or do you think it's a long route and it's just better retyping the text on a word doc?


1. OCR, e.g. ABBYY FineReader.
2. WFA can convert dead PDFs but the conversion is not always good.
3. Hire a typist (much cheaper than typing it yourself).


 

Maria Hoskins Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:14
Member (2011)
Spanish to English
WFA: Will this be of help to me?Feb 28, 2012

Started using WFA about a year ago. Self taught. Think I've got to grips with most of it though there might still be some aspects I'm missing... Will this course be of help to me? Why?

 

Isabell Scherg Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:14
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Need a course fastApr 11, 2012

Hello, I have just started a cooperation with a client which only uses Wordfast Pro. I have a free demo version of Wordfast Pro but need a training fast. As the next Pro course is in June, I thought about taking part in the Wordfast Anywhere course. Will this course help me to work with Wordfast Pro to fufill my clients needs?

 
Need a course fastApr 11, 2012

Isabell Scherg wrote:

Hello, I have just started a cooperation with a client which only uses Wordfast Pro. I have a free demo version of Wordfast Pro but need a training fast. As the next Pro course is in June, I thought about taking part in the Wordfast Anywhere course. Will this course help me to work with Wordfast Pro to fufill my clients needs?


Hello Isabell,

Thank you in your interest in the training. To learn more about Wordfast PRO you might wish to purchase videos available at the website:

Wordfast-PRO – Level 1;
Wordfast-PRO – Level 2.

Also, it is possible to organize a one-on-one session on Wordfast. If you are interested in taking an individual session please report this to support at http://www.proz.com/support/ . Thank you!

My bests,
Helen


 

Sign in to add a comment

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Helen Shepelenko[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »
This discussion can also be accessed via the ProZ.com forum pages.


Course registration
To view pricing and payment options for this course, you must login to your ProZ.com account.

Do you have any questions about ProZ.com training?
Read the training FAQ »

Still need help? Submit a support request »

Would you like to share your thoughts about the ProZ.com training platform? Click here to discuss this feature in the forums »

Attendees (10)
Mara Brans
Registered
Gisele Klein
Registered and paid 
deboraha
Registered and paid 
Usha KAIAVA TIROUVANZIAM
Registered
Beatriz Zorron-Minhondo
Registered
Maria Macovei
Registered
María Alejandra Ronderos Zota
Registered
CHPTranslations
Registered and paid 
Cuauhtemoc Zepeda
Registered
Maria Fontes-Simpkins
Registered and paid 
MariaOG
Registered and paid 
LindaJayneTurne
Registered and paid 
Heddy Kivine
Registered and paid 
Esther Sananes
Registered and paid 
Claudia Piersanti
Registered
cjwelch
Registered and paid 
Katsa
Registered and paid 


All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search