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Creating multiple termbases with Multiterm
Thread poster: hugov
English to French
Oct 23, 2006

I recently created a message asking whether a translator should use one or many translation memories (

Now this question is resolved I am wondering the same thing about Multiterm. I suppose I should have different termbases for every client, but I would also like to have a separate main termbase I would use at the same time. Is it possible to do that? How? Can I find a topic on this forum on the matter (I found none)?

I found this on Trados site:

"Seven Highlights of TRADOS 7


Use of multiple termbases in active terminology recognition. When used with TRADOS MultiTerm 7 Term Desktop, Translator's Workbench can now search multiple termbases and display recognized terms."


I do have Trados 7, but I don't have Multiterm 7 (I have version ix). Does it really means there is no way at all of using more than one termbase at the same time?

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Peter Linton  Identity Verified
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Use MultiTerm 7 Oct 23, 2006

As you mention, MT 7 allows you to have multiple termbases open at the same time. So that encourages you to have several separate termbases. That is what I do. I have some for individual customers, some for more general topics, and a miscellaneous one into which I add new words while translating.

AFAIK, Trados 7 includes MT7 at no extra cost. Why not upgrade?

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Marta Fernandez-Suarez  Identity Verified
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English to Spanish
MT7 and Trados in a bundle Oct 24, 2006


I have recently seen the ads for this offer in the SDL website, but I assume this offer (Trados 7 + Multiterm + SDLX) only applies for those who buy or have bought Trados 7 fairly recently. Not all of us who have Trados 7 have MT, unfortunately.

Guys, given what the cost of Multiterm was on its own, if you have to buy Trados, it might be very interesting to do it now.



[Edited at 2006-10-24 17:23]

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