Are you just starting out?
It may be a strange thing to compare it to, but from own my experience I think that starting out with a new CAT tool is like visiting a foreign city for the very first time. Everything seems very new and can be just a little bit daunting.
The best place to start? Consult the guide book. And with our latest release, you can’t miss it. The new getting-started tab is easy to find on the Welcome screen in SDL Trados Studio 2014. Here you can easily access some of the learning resources which give you a ‘guided tour’ through the product features and functionality. There’s also quick access to our free monthly webinars, ‘how-to’ videos available on the SDL Trados YouTube channel, and Quick Start Guides to help you get up and running as fast as possible.
SDL Trados Studio 2014 is rich with productivity boosting features for you to discover and enjoy. In previous versions I saw some of the features as hidden gems that were tucked away, only appreciated by people with ‘local knowledge’. But with the new ribbon acting as your ‘map’ even new visitors can find their way around and take advantage of all Studio 2014 has to offer.
For those of you who like the comfort of being fully looked after on your first ‘tour’, there are comprehensive SDL training courses you can invest in which can be taken in either classroom environment or online. You can also meet the SDL team at one of our upcoming roadshows where you can ask questions and get first-hand tips on making the most of your Studio 2014 experience.
If you are beginning your journey with SDL Trados Studio 2014, here are some further resources I recommend you look at:
- The New to SDL section of our website which takes you through six simple steps to getting started with SDL
- Our Studio 2014 resources webpage where you can find the product brief, videos and also our Studio 2014 interactive tutorial
- Emma Goldsmith’s blog post for her take on the new features for beginners in Studio 2014
Bon voyage, I hope you enjoy your time with SDL Trados Studio 2014!