Such as VBA in MS Word
Thread poster: Jason_P

Jason_P
South Korea
Local time: 12:36
English to Korean
Aug 25, 2013

Everybody knows that the VBA in MS word is very strong and effective tools for translators.
Now the field is changed from old ones to new ones.
But, Unfortunately SDL Trados Studio does not have any kind of tools such as VBA in MS Word.
I got suffocative feeling very strongly.


Is there anyway to handle some serial jobs or complicated commands with a single key-shot in SDL Studio ?
If I study Java very hard, will it be possible ? (I do not have any knowledge about Java right now.)

For example)
1. Take a word (or some words)
2. Do termbase search
3. Take the lastes one from the search results
4. Pick the target term of the above
5. Insert it into the target sentence

(Above are "a piece of cake" if I use MS Word VBA in translations.)


Thanks

[Edited at 2013-08-25 16:09 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-08-25 16:10 GMT]

[Edited at 2013-08-25 16:11 GMT]


 

wilhelm_zwo (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 06:06
German to Dutch
Listening to the needs of translators Aug 25, 2013

Jaesang wrote:

If I study Java very hard, will it be possible ? (I do not have any knowledge about Java right now.)

For example)
1. Take a word (or some words)
2. Do termbase search
3. Take the lastes one from the search results
4. Pick the target term of the above
5. Insert it into the target sentence



For that the developers of SDL would have to listen to the needs of translators. I think they'll do just that. Else there are some other interesting CAT tools. Studying Java is always a good investment!!!


 

Jason_P
South Korea
Local time: 12:36
English to Korean
TOPIC STARTER
Thank for your comment Aug 26, 2013

I do not think the SDL consider this function seriously.

Any way, I just finished the way to go there with my own.
I am using AutoHotkey.
It works perfectly and beautifully.

Regards



[EDIT]
Found better tools than mine ^^



[Edited at 2013-08-26 14:07 GMT]


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:06
English
I think... Aug 26, 2013

... there other ways of handling this. Studio actually provides an SDK and API that goes well beyond the capability of most desktop translation tools. There is a tool on the SDL OpenExhange that does a similar thing to your description called the Terminjector. It doesn't use MultiTerm but then based on the description of what you are doing I doubt you really need it either.

So this tool, among other things, allows you to create a text file that contains your terms (and you can add to this list from Studio as you work) and then automatically inserts matching terms into the translation results as you work. No need to run any macros, it just does this job as you go.

You can find this application here : http://goo.gl/2gm9ta

In addition the same link takes you to the OpenExchange pages where you can find out how to become a developer and get access to the tools provided.

Regards

Paul


 

Jason_P
South Korea
Local time: 12:36
English to Korean
TOPIC STARTER
Oh, god. That is nice.. Aug 26, 2013

Thanks, I haven't noticed it.
Those are quite nice tools.
Much better than mine.

Thanks again.



[EDIT] Thanks Paul !!

[Edited at 2013-08-26 14:11 GMT]


 


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