Multiple translations option in Translation Memory Options
Thread poster: Wei Peng Loy
Wei Peng Loy  Identity Verified
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Aug 31, 2004

Hi,

I'm trying to uncheck the "Multiple translations" check box in the Tools tab of Translation Memory Options of Trados FL 6.5. I don't know why but my check box was checked and the check box is disabled, i.e. I couldn't uncheck it even if I want to.

I read that the default option is unchecked. Does anybody know how to uncheck the check box?

Thanks.

Regards
Loy


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Setup option that cannot be changed Aug 31, 2004

Hi Loy,
This is an option that is set when creating a TM - you cannot change it afterwards. To effect that change, export the contents of your existing database, create a new TM and import the data.

But what is your problem with that setting?

Best regards, Ralf


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Wei Peng Loy  Identity Verified
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Multiple translations check box unchecked Aug 31, 2004

Hi Ralf,

I see. That means I have to export my old TM, create another new TM with the Multiple Translations check box unchecked and imported the old TM text file into the new TM.

Actually, there's nothing wrong with the selection except that I have a client who wants me to follow his settings on the TM exactly, which had the Multiple Translations check box unchecked. So I thought whether selecting the check box will affect anything in his TM.

If it doesn't, then I'd just leave it as that.

Thanks.
Loy


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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That depends on how you exchange data Aug 31, 2004

Hi again,
Actually, there's nothing wrong with the selection except that I have a client who wants me to follow his settings on the TM exactly, which had the Multiple Translations check box unchecked. So I thought whether selecting the check box will affect anything in his TM.

If it doesn't, then I'd just leave it as that.

This depends on how you return your work to your client. The typical reason for requiring specific settings is segmentation - the 'multiple TU' setting doesn't impact on that, nor will there be a problem if you return an uncleaned file.

HTH, Ralf


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Wei Peng Loy  Identity Verified
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Leave settings as-is Aug 31, 2004

Hi,

In that case, I feel at ease because I will be returning an uncleaned file to my client.

Thanks again.


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