Anna Sarah Krämer Fazendeiro wrote:
I have a client who sends regular feedback for the translations I deliver on a spreadsheet. In this feedback appear several columns, for the specific product I was working on, the source text, my translation, the reviewer's version, date and error category, among other informations. I started accumulating these informations in a huge spreadsheet for occasional lookup, but searching inside Excel is a cumbersome job.
I would like to streamline the lookup process and find a tool that allows me to enter the information and conduct searches in more than two columns. As far as I know, most TM viewers and TMs in general work only with two languages, e.g. two columns, while most glossaries can display added information but don't allow me to conduct a concordance search for single terms. Or am I mistaken? What kind of tool could I use to look up for any term inside of my data?
Many thanks for your ideas.
You don't mention what tool you use. If it's trados, you could possibly just create a multilingual MultiTerm TB. Label the extra column as Lithuanian or whatever you feel like and then you can search it in the desktop Multiterm program. But not in Trados itself... I think you'll find that none of the options you can come up with is much better than Excel.