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SDL Trados Studio 2014: Top customer questions

What is SDL Trados Studio 2014?

Does the release of Studio 2014 have any impact of any other versions of SDL Trados Studio?

Why should I upgrade?

Is SDL Trados Studio 2014 compatible with previous versions?

Can you save old translation memory formats within SDL Trados Studio 2014?

What is SDL OpenExchange?

Why should I invest in Studio 2014?

Can I work with my SDL Trados Studio 2014 Freelance license on a network?

What are the differences between the Freelance and Professional edition?

Can I have both SDL Trados Studio and SDL Trados 2007 Suite installed on the same PC?

What are the system requirements for SDL Trados Studio 2014?

What is SDL Trados Studio 2014?

SDL Trados Studio 2014 (Studio 2014) is the latest version of the SDL Trados Studio product family, evolving the innovative SDL Trados Studio 2011 with new capabilities to enhance user experience, translation and project management needs.

Does the release of Studio 2014 have any impact of any other versions of SDL Trados Studio?

SDL Trados 2007 Suite, SDL Trados Studio 2009 and SDL Trados Studio 2011 are no longer available. Existing customers of SDL Trados 2007 Suite or SDL Trados Studio 2009 and SDL Trados Studio 2011 will be able to continue to use SDL Trados 2007 Suite which they already own. When purchasing a full license of SDL Trados Studio 2014 or an upgrade to SDL Trados Studio 2014, SDL Trados 2007 suite will not be included in the Studio 2014 package.

Why should I upgrade?

SDL Trados Studio continues to evolve as a translation platform, designed to extend translation into many other applications. Studio 2014 brings many new fantastic features which significantly increase translation speed, make SDL Trados Studio easier to use, improves work within the whole supply chain and allows for integrations with third party systems. More information will be available on our website

Is SDL Trados Studio 2014 compatible with previous versions?

Yes of course! SDL Trados Studio 2014 is fully compatible with SDL Trados Studio 2011 and SDL Trados Studio 2009. Furthermore SDL Trados Studio 2014 will enable you to open TTX, ITD files and old Trados Word bilingual files as well as use translation memories from older versions of SDL Trados. It also features support for industry standards such as TMX (for translation memories), TBX (for terminology databases) and also XLIFF (as a file format for translation). Extended file type support is available via SDL OpenExchange for third party file formats such as Wordfast.

For more information on Studio 2014 compatibility, download the compatibility matrix document here

Can you save old translation memory formats within SDL Trados Studio 2014?

You will still be able to save TTX files which can be used to update legacy translation memory formats. You can also export the native Studio translation memory format (SDLTM) into a TMX file format, which can then be imported into older versions of SDL Trados. You can also use the SDLXLIFF to Legacy app, which is a free app available on OpenExchange, which enables for converting to legacy file formats.

What is SDL OpenExchange?

SDL OpenExchange is the app store and development hub of SDL Language Technologies where you can:

  • Download apps to extend the functionality of your SDL software - Downloading an app is easy. Just click on the download button, sign into your SDL 'My Account' and follow the installer instructions, it's as simple as that.
  • Join the SDL OpenExchange Developer Program - If you have developer experience then you can download our Software Development Kit (SDK) and build your own apps for your internal use or to add to the SDL OpenExchange app store.


Why should I invest in Studio 2014?

  • SDL Trados Studio is more than just a product; it's an integrated platform of translation, terminology management, review, project management and machine translation solutions.
  • Largest translation community in the world with over 190,000 translation professionals already using our solutions
  • Local direct presence in 15 key markets to better serve you combined with a wide network of 47 resellers to ensure we are always close to you
  • Access to SDL OpenExchange and the ability to extend Studio functionality to provide tailored solutions to meet your needs in terms of capabilities, scalability and budget
  • Widest support for industry file formats and third party translation environments
  • Extensive free education opportunities and seminars delivered at more than 20 cities around the world
  • Webinars and web based resource centre and local seminars
  • Support infrastructure of a successful global organization to ensure stability and confidence
  • SDL Trados Studio is one of the key components of an unrivalled range of Language Technology solutions which can scale with your business needs.


Can I work with my SDL Trados Studio 2014 Freelance license on a network?

SDL Trados Studio 2014 Freelance Edition is for personal use and will work on a workgroup-based network (such as a home wireless network), but cannot be used on domain-based networks. If you wish to work on both workgroup and domain-based networks, then you will need to purchase SDL Trados Studio Professional.

A workgroup-based network (also known as a 'peer-to-peer' network) is two or more computers that are networked together. No one machine is in charge, and security and other settings have to be made on each individual computer.

A domain-based network is where networked computers (either servers or clients) have a hierarchy. Security settings are determined on the domain controllers (servers) and each machine (client) is authenticated by a server when logging on.

What are the differences between the Freelance and Professional edition?

SDL Trados Studio is available in three different versions: Starter, Freelance and Professional. The reason behind having separate versions is that freelance translators do not usually require all the functionality within the full Professional license. The additional features in the Professional version include:

  • Ability to work on a network: Our Professional version is network enabled and can be used on a domain controlled network.
  • AutoSuggest creation: Dictionary creation with the revolutionary new AutoSuggest feature only exists within the Professional version. The Freelance version will enable translators to open and use AutoSuggest dictionaries, but they will not be able to create them unless they purchase the AutoSuggest Creator add-on.
  • Automated project preparation and distribution through SDL Package technology: Create and distribute projects with SDL Package technology - you can only open and return packages in the Freelance version. Please note that it is possible to create projects in the Freelance version, but the SDL Package technology and customized task sequencing are available only in the Professional version.
  • Unlimited language support: Work with as many languages as you want - the Freelance version supports up to 5 languages (which are selected upon installation).
  • SDL PerfectMatch 2.0: Create PerfectMatches (in-context 100% matches) by leveraging your previously translated bilingual files. Users on the Freelance edition will be able to use PerfectMatch, but not create them.


Can I have both SDL Trados Studio and SDL Trados 2007 Suite installed on the same PC?

Yes you can install both Studio and Suite on the same PC.

What are the system requirements for SDL Trados Studio 2014?

As a minimum requirement, we recommend a recent Microsoft Windows-based computer (including Intel-based Apple Mac computers running Windows as an operating system) with 2 GB RAM and a screen resolution of 1280x1024. For optimum performance on 64-bit operating systems, we recommend 4 GB RAM or more and a higher screen resolution.

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