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ChangeTracker lets you track changes (medical translation)In medical translations, the ability to track changes is a key component of delivering quality to clients. And it's not just about the quality per se; for regulatory submissions or some clinic trial work, all changes have to be documented and approved, which means that change tracking is an everyday task for many medical translators, editors, and project managers.

ChangeTracker, a new tool for medical translators and editors simplifies and speeds up this process. ChangeTracker is available free of charge from www.change-tracker.com.

The software is very easy to use: download the tool, start it, drag two bilingual files (e.g., a original translation and corresponding edited file) into the corresponding fields, align the names, and run it. In our use, this process has proven to be much faster than using other tools, such as ApSic Comparator.

As of version 1.0, ChangeTracker compares bilingual documents in many popular formats:

  • Trados (TTX, SDLXLIFF)
  • MemoQ (XLIFF)
  • Idiom, Translation Workspace (XLZ)
  • Oscar (TMX)
  • Wordfast (TXML)Microsoft Helium (HE)
  • Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX, RTF)
Whether you want to get improve final quality, document changes, or improve consistency, ChangeTracker can be a great addition to your toolkit!

[Source: About Translation via Donna Parrish]

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  1. Pompeo Lattanzi said...
    Promises are good, I would dearly love to use it.
    Pity it doesn't work...
    Maybe this is due to some of the weird features of Microsoft products, nevertheless...
    Vladimir Kukharenko said...
    Hi Pompeo,

    Please contact Support via http://change-tracker.com/en/contacts.html, we'd like to investigate this bug, as we tested the application and in worked in our environment.

    Kind regards,
    Vladimir Kukharenko
    ChangeTracker team
    Pompeo Lattanzi said...
    I must apologize. It is not the fault of the programme, my files were simply not bilingual. My mistake... My humblest excuses to all concerned.

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