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how to attach a specific TM to a specific document
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nordiste  Identity Verified
France
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Aug 25, 2008

I use different TMs which I want to keep separate because they cover different fields.

My problem is, when I work in parallell on 2 or more projects, I sometimes forget to change the TM before starting with a new document, so I end using my "IT-computers-EN" TM when in fact translating a "botanic-GE" document.
Of course after a while I realise that there are no more matches nor glossary QCs, so I check and change the TM, but then verything has got mixed up and I have to take time to update/edit the TMs .

My question is: is there a possibility to attach a specific TM to a specific document "for ever" ?


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FarkasAndras
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what CAT? Aug 25, 2008

I think there is no such solution in trados freelace, which is what I use and I also screw up like that sometimes.

In principle there could be a way to assemble a "project" of the file to be translated, TMs and glossaries, and open that from your CAT, which would in turn launch word etc. I don't know if it exists in any CAT but you should specify which one you use.


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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PB Commands Aug 25, 2008

Try if enabling
LinkSetupToDocument
or
LinkTMToDocument
in Pandora's Box helps.

Regards,
Gerard


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Claire Cox
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Under Setup, Segments Aug 25, 2008

I think this is under Setup, Segments, not PB - unless it's changed in more recent versions? If you scroll down the list, you should be able to check "Link TM to documents", which means you get a warning message when you open a document and the TM isn't the one it was set up with. I find it invaluable as it's very easy to forget if you're swapping between texts.....

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nordiste  Identity Verified
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wordfast, I mean ... Aug 25, 2008

FarkasAndras wrote:

I think there is no such solution in trados freelace, which is what I use and I also screw up like that sometimes.

In principle there could be a way to assemble a "project" of the file to be translated, TMs and glossaries, and open that from your CAT, which would in turn launch word etc. I don't know if it exists in any CAT but you should specify which one you use.


since it is the Wordfast support forum


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Adrien Esparron
France
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Just a little alert macro ! Aug 25, 2008

nordiste wrote:

I sometimes forget to change the TM before starting with a new document



For sure Wordfast (here we are) and I had before also the same problem, forgetting to change.

So, I took the routine to start MS Word (when working with Wordfast) with this minuscule macro :

Sub commencer()
'
' commencer Macro
' Macro enregistrée le 25/08/2008 par MANESSE

MsgBox "N'oubliez pas de choisir la bonne MT ...", vbOKOnly, "Si vous souhaitez utiliser une MT"


'
End Sub

It solved all my MT "choice" errors !!!

For a specific WF answer, I have no idea !

Regards,

et salut quand même !

Olivier


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