Project without using a TM
Thread poster: Dimitris Papageorgiou

Dimitris Papageorgiou  Identity Verified
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Mar 15, 2011

Is it possible in Trados that you can create a project without using a TM?

I started creating a project and in the dialog box where i was asked to add a TM i chose not to, but, i browsed in the project folder and saw that a TM had been created.

Does TRADOS creates TMs automatically regardless if i choose not to add one?

Are TMs mandatory for creating projects?


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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What would be the purpose of a TMS system without a TM? Mar 15, 2011

This is as would you try to print a book without using paper...
Did you prepare the project with the task "Prepare"?
If so, it includes the preparation of a project TM, In that case try to use "Prepare without project tm" task.


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Exactly. Mar 15, 2011

Jerzy Czopik wrote:

This is as would you try to print a book without using paper...
Did you prepare the project with the task "Prepare"?
If so, it includes the preparation of a project TM, In that case try to use "Prepare without project tm" task.


If you don't want to work with a Translation Memory (TM), which is the raison d'être for the existence of any CAT tool, why bother using Trados or any other one at all? Then you can just save a copy of your text, add "_EN" (or whichever language you are translating to) and overwrite it. That's essentially the same thing.


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Dimitris Papageorgiou  Identity Verified
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Expirementing... Mar 15, 2011

I had some problems recently with Trados and i was experimenting with the TM so i can isolate the cause of the problem.

That's it.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Use an empty TM instead Mar 15, 2011

I could imagine problems, if your TM is huge - like over 1 million entries or so.
But even then Studio works fine, at least from my experience.


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Dimitris Papageorgiou  Identity Verified
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Use emty... Mar 17, 2011

Jerzy Czopik wrote:

I could imagine problems, if your TM is huge - like over 1 million entries or so.
But even then Studio works fine, at least from my experience.


I used an empty TM after all-thanks for the advice.


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KSL Berlin  Identity Verified
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Plenty of things to do Mar 17, 2011

There are many useful things one can do with a CAT tool without being involved with its TM component.

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Dimitris Papageorgiou  Identity Verified
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Such as... Mar 21, 2011

KSL Berlin wrote:

There are many useful things one can do with a CAT tool without being involved with its TM component.


Such as...


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