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Our most commonly answered questions:

Where can I get help with my installation and licensing?

Even if you do not have a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) with RWS, you can find support for installation and licensing issues on RWS Gateway. Visit our dedicated installation and licensing page for step-by-step instructions.

Does Trados Studio work on an Apple Mac?

What are the system requirements for Trados Studio?

Trados Studio 2021 will work on Windows 7*, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. We recommend Windows 10.

As a minimum requirement, we recommend an Intel or compatible CPU-based computer with 8 GB RAM and a screen resolution of 1024x768.

For optimum performance, we recommend a 64-bit operating system, 16 GB RAM, an SSD drive and a recent Intel or compatible CPU. Full support for 4K hi-resolution screens is planned and will be implemented incrementally in future releases. You can find more information on how to deal with display issues in this Knowledge Base (KB) article or by running an application from the RWS AppStore which implements a fix, mentioned in the KB article. Trados Studio 2021 uses .Net Framework 4.8

*Please Note: Microsoft has recently stopped support for Windows 7 and as a result, we are no longer testing Studio on Windows 7. Studio continues to work on Windows 7, so you can still install and use it with this Windows version, however to work with GroupShare and Language Cloud projects on Windows 7, make sure to first enable TLS 1.2 as default secure protocol. Language Cloud and GroupShare 2017 SR1 and later only accept TLS 1.2 connections. This is to ensure the highest data security when sharing projects on RWS servers.

Is there a trial version for Trados Studio?

Yes, a free 30 day trial is available here. The trial is fully functional and offers every feature of the product for you to try.

Do I have to buy an upgrade each year?

If you own a Support and Maintenance Agreement, then you will automatically receive free upgrades as soon as new versions of your RWS products are released. If you do not own Support and Maintenance, then we recommend that you upgrade your software regularly so you can benefit from new features to increase efficiency and quality of your translation projects.

Can I translate a PDF?

Translating scanned PDFs is available in Trados Studio 2015 onwards through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) powered by Solid Documents, to extract the text from the image.