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Updating a Multiterm 5.5 termbase
Thread poster: Fabienne Garlatti

Fabienne Garlatti  Identity Verified
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Feb 9, 2003

There are several ways to go about updating termbases in Multiterm. From the most manual to the most automatic procedure:

- adding entries individually or thru input models

- using the log function (ctrl+s) to record unfound terms, format the output file, translate the entries and import them

- import a properly Trados-formatted xls...

I\'d like to explore this last option - eg. maintain a master xls file and import it periodically, using the \"Synchronize on index field\" option. But without excluding the possibility to update entries manually while using the termbase. The pb is when I import the master file, I want to make sure I don\'t delete my manual updates...

Would you share your experience on how you proceed for updates?

Do any of you use filters at all when importing? Easy?

Thank you, fabienne

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:20
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Update in MultiTerm / using AddTerm macro Feb 11, 2003

Hi Fabienne,

I usually manage my termbase (MultiTerm 5.0/5.5; haven\'t gone round to even checking iX yet...) directly in MultiTerm - that is, I usually add terms \"on the fly\"; if you use models to pre-define certain fields and attributes, that\'s usually quicker than having to maintain external resources (with the added plus that any term is available immediately). As an alternative when working with MS Word, I sometimes use the AddTerm macro to prepare an import file.

With some projects, however, there\'s a whole bunch of terms to be defined at the outset: in these cases, I create an import file. Since my termbase has duplicates anyway (usually to account for different customer preferences...), I find it easier to weed out any \"real\" redundancies later on, rather than having to define import filters.

HTH - best regards, Ralf

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