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    Archive for December, 2013

    New Xbench 3.0 Build 1186 Adds Support for MultiTerm .sdltb Files


    We are happy to announce that ApSIC Xbench 3.0 Build 1186 is now available for download at www.xbench.net.

    This build adds support for SDL Trados Multiterm .sdltb files, which share the same file type in Project Properties as the already existing support for MultiTerm .xml file.

    The MultiTerm file type in Xbench that supports both formats (.sdltb and .xml) has been renamed to Trados MultiTerm Glossary.

    A detailed list of changes and additions in this build can be found in the change log.

    Also, in the next few days we will be releasing a public beta of an ApSIC Xbench plugin for Trados Studio 2014. It will allow you to do the following:

    • From Studio, launch a QA session in Xbench with all or part of the sdlxliff files in the current project.
    • From Xbench, use Edit Source on the current segment to open Studio at the segment in question, with all project context (TMs, TBs, etc) in place.

    If you are familiar with Xbench, this plugin brings support that is similar to the support that Xbench currently has for TagEditor but with some additional advantages, such as opening the file not only at the exact segment but in the project context and also with the ability to start (and iterate) the QA process from Studio, where normally the need to QA occurs.

    To use the Xbench plugin for Studio, you will need:

    • SDL Trados Studio 2014 with Cumulative Update 2 (the About box needs to be 3.0.3688; earlier Studio versions cannot load the plugin)
    • Xbench 3.0 build 1186

    If you are interested in taking an early peek at the plugin (and help us with early feedback) before the public beta is available, please contact us letting us know your environment (Edition of Trados Studio 2014, and operating system).

    Xbench 3.0 at €49/year until January 10 – Black Friday Promotion Extended!

    Xbench users have spoken, and have spoken very clearly about the pricing they prefer. In just one week, we’ve increased our customer base by more than a 15%, and a good part of sales during last week were renewals of existing customers quite ahead of time, indeed.

    On the other side, we’ve also had cases of users willing to send Xbench subscriptions as Christmas gifts (which required a bit of manual hacking to set up with this promotion) and also users that were returning from a vacation last week and were concerned that they missed the promotion.

    So the good news is that we’ve mixed all these facts together and we decided to also include Christmas as part of this Black Friday Promotion. This effectively means that the Xbench 3.0 pricing of €49/year will be available at www.xbench.net until January 10.

    Frankly speaking, we do not think that we will be able to grow our customer base a 15% every week, but we are confident that we will be a good candidate to enter the Guinness World Records as the longest-running Black Friday Promotion ever.

    If €49/year is a price for Xbench 3.0 that suits your budget, you can place your order today at www.xbench.net.