Adding images to a Multiterm termbase
Thread poster: Mathieu Jacquet

Mathieu Jacquet  Identity Verified
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Mar 23, 2009

Hi all,

we'd like to enrich our Multiterm termbase with engineering drawings. Legend (= promotional announcements ) has it that it is possible. Would anyone agree on that? If so, what's the procedure? Any user manual explaining that?

Thank you all for your invaluable help!

Mathieu.

[Modifié le 2009-03-23 14:59 GMT]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Create a field, assign the "Multimedia" type to it and there you go Mar 23, 2009

I do not really know if there is a manual on that, but that's quite simple.
Go to "Modify termbase definition". Add an new field, give it a name (ie "Picture"), then click on that field name, assign the type "Multimedia". In the next step assign this newly created field to "Entry level", close the process, and from then on you will be able to add pictures to your database.
Please note, that those pictures, regardless where you attach the corresponding field, will only be shown in Multiterm. Workbench window does not show them.


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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
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Sure, it is absolutely possible! Mar 23, 2009

Taken from the MT user manual (page 183, it has worked for me):

Attaching Multimedia Files
You can add multimedia files to termbase entries, provided that the termbase definition includes at least one field that has been defined as a multimedia field. Within multimedia fields, MultiTerm offers the same support for multimedia files as DHTML. DHTML supports a wide range of formats including simple graphic formats such as BMP, JPG, GIF, ICO, WMF, PNG and WMF, and more complex formats such as MP3 sound files and AVI videos.
(...)
To attach a multimedia file:
1 Open the appropriate entry in the entry pane and select Edit from the Entry menu.
2 Select the parent field to which you wish to add a multimedia field and right-click to display a
list of subordinate fields. Select the multimedia field, for example, Graphic. The Graphic field is
added to the parent field.
3 Click on the Browse button. The Choose File dialog box opens.
4 Locate the file you want to attach and click Open. The file name and path appear in the editing box.
NOTE D
The file path appears only the first time you attach a multimedia file. MultiTerm stores it in the termbase once you save the entry.
5 Press [Enter] or click the field label again to close the editing box.
6 Select Save from the Entry menu. If the multimedia file is a graphic file, it appears directly in the entry. If it is not a graphic file, it opens and runs when you open the entry.

Kind regards

Clarisa


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Mathieu Jacquet  Identity Verified
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Faster than Speedy Gonzalez Mar 23, 2009

Translators are the most responsive people on Earth...

Thank you very much for your help Jerzy and Clarisa.

Mathieu.


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Mathieu Jacquet  Identity Verified
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Automation possible? Mar 23, 2009

Will I have to import the graphics one by one, or is there any way to import them by batch (during a convert process for example)?

Thank you,
Mathieu


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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When importing from Excel Mar 23, 2009

it might be possible, if the adresses of corresponding graphics would be in a separate cell and the heading of the corresponding column would be taken to create a field of multimedia type.

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Mathieu Jacquet  Identity Verified
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Addresses? Mar 24, 2009

Jerzy,

what do you exactly mean by addresses? I've tried hypertext link then full path (in text format) to pictures but to no avail...

Thank you in advance,
Mathieu


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Sorry, should have written paths Mar 24, 2009

But you tried 'em already - so it will not work.
There is no other option I would be aware of.


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Mathieu Jacquet  Identity Verified
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And the winner is... Mar 25, 2009

Here is the solution:

The folder where you store your graphics should be named "media_termbasename". This folder should be in the same folder as the xml you import in MultiTerm and the name of the xml file should be "termbasename.xml". In the graphics field of the Excel file should only be the name of the graphic.

If your termbase is named for example "Excel_Import", the name of the folder containing the graphics should be "media_Excel_Import", the name of your xml file "Excel_Import.xml". If your xml file is named "Excel_Import.mtf.xml", just delete the ".mtf" from the file name.

Mathieu.


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Mónica Machado
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Still works with Multiterm 2014 Jan 27, 2016

Thanks Jerzy. Still works with Multiterm 2014.

Thanks for sharing.

Kind regards,
Mónica


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