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Xbench use with memoQ 9.1

Goodmorning. I just downloaded Xbench, which I should use with memoQ 9.1 and Studio 2019 files. Are these types of file supported?

Thank you
Valeria

Hi Valeria,

Xbench 3.0 supports both tools, memoQ 9.1 and Studio 2019. In addition to Xbench 3.0, it is necessary to download and install the Xbench Plugin for SDL Trados Studio, which is available at https://www.xbench.net/index.php/download.

For more information about installing and using the plugin for Studio, please consult the online help.

I also recommend you the following resources to get started:

  1. The “Getting Started with Xbench 3.0” playlist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caBfzr2FDV0&list=PLUVQmKnkffaq4mKYfU2ZMmyYB0VvleloB)
  2. How to QA memoQ files in Xbench: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkEgQov5HY0
  3. ApSIC Xbench Plugin for SDL Trados Studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daWkATVCkvg

At the youtube channel, there are more videos that show CAT tool integrations with Xbench (XTM, memsource, Matecat, Smartcat, etc.).

Please note that the first time you run Xbench 3.0, it is necessary to register (sign up).

Best regards,
Oscar.

Thank you Oscar. I started watching the video about QAing memoQ files. I am using the trial version as for now. I see there is also a freeware version. What limits does it have with respect to the buy version, if any?

Best

Xbench 3.0 can be used in trial mode for 30 days of actual use, not 30 calendar days. The trial is fully functional. In this way, you can evaluate Xbench 3.0 at your own pace.

When the trial expires, you will need to buy a subscription in order to continue using Xbench 3.0.

Xbench 3.0 is actively developed and supported but has a cost while Xbench 2.9, the freeware version, was last developed in 2011. Xbench 3.0 supports more file formats than the freeware version.

In the context of Studio, both support the .sdlxliff format but Xbench 3.0 has a more refined filter and, more importantly, also a convenient plugin to launch a QA with just a click from Studio.

Spell-checking dictionaries are installed in a single click in Xbench 3.0 whereas Xbench 2.9 requires to download and install manually as described in http://www.apsic.com/blog/?p=20.

Xbench 3.0 also supports Windows 10, while Xbench 2.9 may run into issues with Windows 10 because it was last developed when Windows 7 was around.

Oscar.

Great Oscar thank you a lot for your support. I will evaluate buying the software after the trial period has expired.

Best
Valeria