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This short guide is designed to help you, step by step on how to install SDL Trados Studio 2019 TRIAL and use the free help/support resources available to you.
Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Once you are ready to begin the download
Always check you are downloading from an SDL website. Our software is NOT available from any other sources.
You will normally also see a warning, as the download is an executable file!
In FireFox- the process is a little different
Next allow the program to make changes and then fill out your correct details.
If you do not use your real email address and name at this stage, we will not be able to locate your records later or be able to offer the correct help if required-
Whilst you are waiting for the download to complete – please check the following resources.
In the Finding Help tab-
You can join our free (1) SDL Community- ask any question you wish about SDL Trados Studio and otther SDL products.
Chat live (2) to our CX team who are available Mon-Fri 08.00-23.00hrs GMT
or (3)search our FREE support database
Now its time to install Studio...
If during the installation, you see the following message (this can be caused by your security settings)
Then this simply means that certain .msi components did not install correctly
Simply navigate to this address on your PC and double-click the installers to start the manual installation.
Once the installation is complete- you can now select the Sample Files
You can use these sample files to simply test Studio, understand the main features and help you prepare for the certification courses if you wish to take them.
By downloading the sample files- another shortcut (Resources) will be added to your desktop.
The SDL Trados Studio Trial resources contains a host of guides and tutorials to help you get started.
Once you have downloaded SDL Trados Studio and the Trial Resources- you will see TWO similar shortcut icons on your desktop.
Just hover your mouse over the icon to see which is which-
Congratulations- you have successfully installed SDL Trados Studio 2019 and can now start using the software.
When you start Studio for the first time you will see the following message
If you click OK you can continue to use the trial for the indicated remaining period.
If you click Activate- you have the option of purchasing a licence
For an overview of available licence types- https://www.sdltrados.com/products/trados-studio/editions-comparison.html
Should you have have any questions- please ask in the SDL Community
Or use the Live Chat facility which you can access via the Trial Resource shortcut.