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Translution Pro Reviewers Guide


Introduction

Communication with speakers of other languages has become much easier thanks to Translution's Pro. The software means that anyone wanting to write an email in English to a friend in France and Germany, for example, simply presses a button and the email will automatically arrive in the recipient's inbox, translated into their language. Similarly, incoming emails are translated into the user's own language or nominated language. The process is completely automatic and requires no special skill on the part of the user.

Translution Pro gives users accurate, automatic translation of emails, attachments, documents and web pages instantly, without the need to cut and paste or to change ways of working. Also included are a set of tools which deliver enhanced quality of the translation.

Translution Pro provides a service that for the first time will enable individuals to communicate and collaborate by email without language barriers, with enhanced translation quality.

Application Overview

Translution Pro consists of add-ins for Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Internet Explorer and two standalone applications, Translution Control Centre (TCC) and Translution Dictionary Manager (TDM).

The Outlook Add-in intercepts outgoing and incoming emails and determines if translation is required. It then redirects the emails for translation, translates them, and forwards them to the appropriate recipient. Emails can also be translated into multiple languages for multiple recipients automatically. Also, attachments (in supported formats) can be automatically translated along with the Email.

This process is undertaken without affecting normal working procedures and imposes no extra work.

The add-ins to Word and Internet Explorer provide document and web page translations via processing by the Translution Central Site. With the Word Add-in you can translate sections of a document or an entire word document.

Translution Control Centre (TCC) is a great way to translate. Extremely easy to use it helps you to load and submit files to Translution Central for translation and it updates you with the status of the translation. TCC works as an interface between the user and the Translution Central site. Documents, emails, pdf's and web pages sent for translation are automatically encrypted to ensure absolute confidentiality.

TCC also provides an interface which enables you to translate text and translate emails as well as translate files.

Translution Dictionary Manager (TDM) has been designed to easily update the user's dictionaries. Using TDM you can enhance improve the quality of your translations. Whenever a term in your document is not found in one of the system dictionaries, you will be able to add it to your Translution Dictionary, thereby ensuring a correct translation from then on.

You can also easily mark up text that you don't want translated (we call these DNT's). For example, If you were to use an MT system to translate "Steve French came to town" into French, the resulting translation could very well be "Le francais de Steve sont venus a la ville". The name Steve French is translated literally. This is easily overcome by marking the text as a DNT or adding it to your Translution Dictionary

Translution dictionaries are easy to use and can be created by non-linguists as well as linguist. Translution dictionaries are backed up automatically to Translution Central, so even when you change computers or your system breaks down you will always have access to them.

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Getting Started

Before Installation

As a reviewer the registration process is slightly different than that of the average user. This is because your email address needs to be set up to provide you with a free evaluation account.

If you are a member of the press please click here to request reviewer registration for an Evaluation License.

If you are not a member of the press then download our free 7 day trail product by clicking here.

After registration you will receive two emails from Translution. The first email will confirm your registration details, including your user name and password. This information is required to access Translution's website to request support. The information is also required should you wish to change any of your personal information such as your password. The second email will include an activation code for the product.

Downloading Translution

Once you have received your registration email, return to www.translution.com select download and login using your registration details. You can then save the Translution software to your local disk. Please note that you require Microsoft .net 2.0 in order to install Translution, so make sure that you choose the correct download.

Install the Product

Double click on the setup.exe file saved to your local disk and follow the on screen instructions. When the installation prompts for a response to see if you are registered, click next as the registration process has been completed for you.

Activate the product

Follow the flash tutorial on how to activate the product or download the quick start guide.

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Using Translution

There are a number of flash tutorials which can teach you to use the product. Click on the link below to launch these individually.

Sending an email for translation

Flash Demo showing how to send an email to a recipient in another language

Setting Contacts

How to set your recipients language for automatic email translation

Tool bars in Internet Explorer

If you cannot see your toolbar in Internet Explorer, click link to see how you can display it.

There is one other documents that you may find useful:

Translation Tips

Tips to help with your translation quality

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System Requirements

Translution requires no special system to run.

Normally if you are running Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit) Translution will install successfully.

For the record the required minimum hardware configuration for Translution Pro is:

  • Processor: Pentium III 350 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system); Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended.
  • Memory: 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (256 MB minimum supported)
  • Disk Space: 25 Megabytes (MB) of available hard disk space

To take full advantage of Translution Pro please check that the following software is installed on your system.

  • MS Outlook XP or later version
  • MS Word XP or later version
  • MS Internet Explorer 5.5 ,6.0, 7.0, or 8.0.
  • NET framework version 2.0 (.NET framework can be downloaded free from Translution's website)

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