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Multiple Translations - how to activate?
Thread poster: Martina Ley
Martina Ley
Local time: 03:32
German to Czech
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Aug 13, 2004

Hi everybody,

please, does anyone know how to (in Trados 5.0, Workbench, TM options, Tools) select the option "Always add new TU when target segments differ" in the checkbox Multiple Translations?
The checkbox is just inactive in my case (grey). I cannot activate it.
Could I set "merge translations" or "leave unchanged" instead under Translation Memory options, General ?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Kind regards


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Ulrike Lieder  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:32
English to German
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You need to enable multiple translations when you create the TM Aug 13, 2004


you need to enable "multiple translations" at the time you create a TM. That's the only place where you can do that, and then that checkbox under Translation Memory Options/Tools should be selectable and not grayed out anymore.

Since you cannot change that setting once a TM has been created, the simple solution is to export your TM, create a new TM, make sure the checkbox for multiple translations is checked (default setting is off, so you need to be sure to enable it), and then simply import your export file into the new TM. Voilà!

Hope this helps.

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