Can I use two TMs at a time?
Thread poster: Lucy Williams

Lucy Williams  Identity Verified
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Mar 31, 2012

In Trados 2011 can I choose to use 2 different TMs at the same time for one document? If not, is it ossible to merge TMs? How?

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Mariana Rohlig Sa  Identity Verified
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Yes, you can Mar 31, 2012

When adding the TMs, just select the settings for each TM (e.g. maybe you don´t want to update both TMs).

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Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
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Several TMs usable simultaneously in Studio Mar 31, 2012

It's one of the great advantages of Studio as opposed to Trados 2007 and several other CAT tools that you can use several TMs and external sources (such as Google Translate) at the same time, whilst being able to decide whether each individual TM should be updated while you work or not. The options are pretty good, but there are many and they aren't always obvious.

Studio can be overwhelming in the beginning - it isn't the most intuitive program in the world and you'll have to get used to thinking programmer's logic sometimes - but it's advisable to take some time and get acquainted with the basics, so you can use them to your advantage. Nothing wrong with asking questions here, but it's in your own interest to study the basics to tame this beast.

Here is a beginner's guide video, for example: http://downloadcentre.sdl.com/SDL_Trados/studio2009trial/beginners-guide.swf

If it doesn't work, Google "Beginner's Guide to SDL Studio".

HTH


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