Bilingual Glossaries in Excel or Access
Thread poster: Jonathan Sanders (X)

Jonathan Sanders (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:42
Jun 20, 2005

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know an easy way to create bilingual glossaries in Excel or Access? I would like to be able to enter a term in English and then the equivant in French or Spanish, and then be able to create French-English and English-French glossaries, etc.

Is there some template that can help you do that?



Tsu Dho Nimh
Local time: 05:42
2 columns in Excel Jun 26, 2005

In Excel, it's easy: make a 2-column spreadsheet with a term in language A in one column and the matching term from B in the other column. The difficulty can be when sorting, because Excel doesn't sort exactly alphabetically all the time.

In Access you would need, again, a table with two columns and a form with two fields, one for language A and one for language B.

I have a spreadsheet with 10 languages: a decalingual glossary of sorts.


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