Only one Workbench window?
Thread poster: Grégoire Lahaie

Grégoire Lahaie
English to French
Sep 18, 2008

Hi All,

I have SDL Trados 2007 Freelancer version.

I would like to be able to consult different TMs in one particular area from multiple clients.

Is it normal that I can't open more than one Workbench window at a time?

I'm not in a LAN or anything, only stand-alone computer.

Here's the error I get : An error occurred while trying to verify the license. Please check the installation and try again. Translator's Workbench Freelance will now close.



Marina Soldati  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:40
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Yes, only one Sep 18, 2008


I´m afraid you can´t open more than one Workbench window with the freelance version, I don´t know how many windows you can open with other versions.
But you can go to Tools - Concordance - Options and load another TM in the Reference translation memory box. Then use the Concordance search from the menu, or highlight the term in the source language and press Alt + up arrow to do the search.

If you want to have more than two translation memories opened, a very basic solution would be to import them in txt format, open them in Notepad and search terms using the Find command in the Edit menu.
I´m sure there are better ways to do this, but not from within Workbench.

Good luck!


Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:40
Member (2002)
English to Hungarian
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Merge your TMs into one for the project Sep 18, 2008

If you have multiple TMs that you want to use for a certain project, why don't you create a single TM from them?
Export each TM, create a new TM and import everything.
Then translate using this monster TM.
At the end, if you want to have a TM of your translation, clean it into an empty TM, or into the client-specific TM, if you have one.


Grégoire Lahaie
English to French
Excellent solutions Sep 18, 2008

Thanks everyone!
Thant was very useful!


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