Though we intensively use SDL Trados Studio 2015, but we also install SDL Trados Studio 2011 and 2014 as, based on our experience, this 2015 version is sometimes not friendly to certain file extensions. By the way, our focus is not on its incompatibility. Let us talk about this great new feature of Trados 2015. This new add-on is called Web Lookup! and is available and compatible with SDL Trados Studio 2015. As this is an add-on, you need to install it separately. You need to download it from translationzone.
After it is installed, you will see the add-on on the upper part of your Trados and you can then use it for translation process. This feature is powerful. We are provided with popular web search platforms and even Google Translate if you would do the post-editing or machine translation. To use it in our translation process is very simple. We will guide you step by step as illustrated below.
To re-summarize, after you open your Studio and are ready to translate (opening the editor view):
- Open Advanced tab
- Go to Web Lookup
- Choose one of the platforms, e.g., Goole Search
- Block the word for which meaning you are searching, e.g., revenue
- The search result is then displayed below the editor