How to update a few terms in a TM
Thread poster: corinne durand

corinne durand  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:17
English to French
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Sep 19, 2002


Could anybody tell me how I can update an existing Trados TM of mine as I would like to change the translation of a few terms?

Many thanks in anticipation for your suggestions!



Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:17
Member (2003)
Polish to German
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With "Maintenance" Sep 19, 2002

Select \"Maintenance\" from the menu \"File\", then click \"Constrains\", define your filter criterions according to the description in the Help file.

Important: to find a phrase type *phrase* as filter criterium, so the system will search for every segment including the word \"phrase\".

I have not a big experience with english version of TRADOS, ´cause I use a german one, so I´m not sure which filters you should use. See in the help function - it is well described!




Kevin Harper  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:17
German to English
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Two other alternatives Sep 19, 2002

1. You could export the TM as a text file, edit it in Word, then re-import it.

- File ¦ Export ¦ OK

- (edit the *.txt file in word)

- File ¦ Import ¦ OK

2. If you still have your original, uncleaned translation (or the *.bak file), you can change the words as they appear in the original translation, then \'translate\', selecting \'update TM\'.

- Edit document in Word

- Tools ¦ Translate

- In the top left hand of the screen, click \"Add\"

- Select your file, and click \"Open\"

- Under \"Update Changed Translations\" select \"Update TM\"

- Click \"Translate\"


Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:17
Member (2002)
German to Dutch
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With F3 (concordance) Sep 19, 2002

When you like to use optimal text space in the workbench, you can hide/show the menu bar by pressing Alt+F10. In case of a hidden menu, you can access the mentioned segments quicker in the next way:

1 go to the workbench

2 click on F3

3 type you phrase (only source)

4 click with your right (I mean: not the left) mouse button on the appropriate source flag or target flag (doesn\'t matter)

5 choose \"Edit Translation Unit\"

6 make your changes

7 choose \"Save\"

8 when you don\'t need to change any other unit, close the Concordance window


Regardless whether you hide your menu bar or not: when not every phrase \"X\" should be replaced by phrase \"Y\", you can perform this in Word with \"Search and Replace\" by ex- and importing the TM:

1 go to the workbench (eventually: show your menu bar by typing Alt+F10)

2 menu File

3 choose \"Export\"

4 click OK

5 type a name for the txt file

6 open the txt file in Word

7 make your changes with \"Search and Replace\": don\'t use \"replace all, but always choose \"Search\", eventually followed by \"Replace\")

8 go to the workbench

9 menu File

10 choose Import

11 choose Overwrite

12 choose the txt file you just changed

you\'re ready


corinne durand  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:17
English to French
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Thanks to all! Sep 20, 2002

Many thanks to all three for your varied suggestions and help!



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