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Is it possible to create a dictionary/dictionaries with Trados?
Thread poster: Astrid Elke Witte

Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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Jul 19, 2005

I have only been using Trados since Sunday, and it seems very easy to work, in order to do a translation, because of the very close similarities to Fusion. However, I have looked through the Help topics and cannot find anything about how to create a dictionary. How is this done?

Astrid


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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MultiTerm Jul 19, 2005

Hi Astrid,
I suppose you're referring to a terminology database (a 'termbase')? There is a separate Trados application called MultiTerm. You didn't specify which Trados version you're using (although given your recent post regarding a new purchase, I assume it's 6.5.5 or 7.0) - check the documentation installed with the software (MultiTerm has its own documentation).

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Ralf


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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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Trados 7.0 Jul 19, 2005

Hi Ralf,

I got Trados 7.0 recently with the group buy, and I have been using it for a few days, to create new TMs, do translations, and clean them up, but I already forgot that it's not just one programme, like Fusion. I have only done translations in my usual field in the past few days, namely trademarks, and for those the terminology is all in my head, but now I got one this evening from an agency that is a bit different, and I need to research terms and have a place to put the answers for the second time the term occurs. So far, I have started on a piece of paper.

Yes, I did get something called Multiterm as well, but I have not looked at it yet. Is that the dictionary? Do I have to have that open at the same time as the normal Trados programme?

Thanks for reminding me about that programme.

Astrid


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Check the Tutorials and documentation Jul 19, 2005

Hi again,
Yes, I did get something called Multiterm as well, but I have not looked at it yet. Is that the dictionary?

That's what Fusion probably calls the function - as I said, it's the terminology management tool. (I believe a dictionary is something else...)

Do I have to have that open at the same time as the normal Trados programme?

Not necessarily - as far as functionality goes, I would nevertheless suggest to run through the documentation.

Best, Ralf


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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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Wow! The instructions have got 288 pages! Jul 19, 2005

I guess I'll have to print them and read them next time I run out of translations.

Thanks, anyway, for your help, Ralf.

Astrid


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Better not print out the documentations Jul 20, 2005

I did that once, when someone else paid for the printer cartridges
But I never looked at those papers again. Its easier to read the manual on screen, you can switch between chapters by one click.
Otherwise I cannot help you with the termbase, I have not used it yet either.
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Heinrich


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