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01Studio 2014, whilst containing many significant user enhancements, also brought with it some significant additions to the technology platform available to developers.

These enhancements provide a developer with the ability to extend or customise the user interface… so change the way Studio looks and is used… and it also allows a developer to create custom functionalities that they can add into the interface as if they were part of the application itself.  Actually once added they are indeed part of the application!

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01It’s funny, but when I think of “variables” I think of something that changes… a bit like the Transformer robots my son used to play with.  So when I look at how they are used in Studio, and in Trados before that, the name doesn’t really make sense at first!

In practice, “variables” in Studio are words or phrases that don’t change at all when you translate them.  So it’s useful to be able to ensure they are handled automatically in Studio by defining lists containing these “variables”.

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01Studio has some excellent capabilities for getting more from your file types, and I’m often surprised by the reaction of Studio users when they find out what’s possible.

It seems we’ve been keeping a big secret that nobody was supposed to know… so I thought it would be worth taking a quick look at just one file type, everyones favourite, Microsoft Word.  The mechanism for finding these options in any filetype and seeing how they can benefit you will be the same as it is for Microsoft Word… and just as simple.  It’s a long post but hopefully useful.

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