The SDL Trados Studio 2014 User Interface
The Welcome Screen
The Welcome screen of SDL Trados Studio 2014 provides quick access to commonly used functions:
- New Project: starts a project wizard to prepare one or more files for translation into one or more target languages.
- Translate Single Document: opens single documents for translation.
- Open Package: opens a project package sent by a project manager for translation or editing; this button can also be used by project managers to open return packages that were sent back by translators or reviewers.
- Open GroupShare Project: allows access to an online project on a GroupShare Server where several users can work together in one project at the same time.
The Navigation Pane
On the bottom of the Navigation pane you find a set of buttons: Welcome, Projects, Editor, Translation Memories. By clicking these buttons you can switch between different views. During this training course we will mainly work in the Editor view, which is used to translate, edit and review documents.
The Application Ribbon
On the top of the application window you will find the application ribbon with buttons, which provide access to other functions such as Show Shortcuts, Generate AutoSuggest Dictionary, etc.
The ribbon features a number of tabs, e.g. File, Home, View, etc. Each tab provides access to specific functions.
For example, click the File tab, which contains the commands for file-related operations such as Save, Close, etc.
Now switch back to the Home tab. Note that the content of the tabs changes depending on the view that is currently selected. For example, in the Welcome view, the Home tab shows different buttons than in the Editor view, which is used for translating documents.
Optimizing your Screen Space
You can minimize the Navigation pane on the left-hand side by clicking the Minimize the Navigation Pane button. When minimized, the links to help topics and the navigation button labels are no longer visible. However, the navigation buttons on the bottom of the Navigation pane will still be accessible.
With the keyboard shortcut F11 you can switch to the Full Screen mode. This will hide elements such as the top application bar. By pressing F11 again you can exit the Full Screen mode.