Change standard file destination for new projects
Thread poster: Kjetil Kiran

Kjetil Kiran  Identity Verified
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Feb 23, 2015

I'm using several computers and Dropbox. It would be nice if it was possible to have new project packages you open automatically suggest a Dropbox location instead of /Documents/SDL Trados 2014/Projects. Is there any way to make this happen, without have to manually change it for every package you add?

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Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
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Use project templates Feb 23, 2015

Create a project template and use this template for your future projects. These projects will then use all the settings of your template.

You can create a template in the last step of project creation (prompt at the bottom of the window) or create one from an existing project by right-clicking on the project ion the project view list and selecting "Create project template".

Alternatively, you may also create a new project based on an existing one and this will also take over all the settings.

Walter


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Kjetil Kiran  Identity Verified
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But will it work with packages? Feb 23, 2015

But will this work when adding packages? I can see this is a good solution when creating projects, but I mostly work with packages. And it is a hassle having to change the destination manually for packages you add.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Kjetil Feb 23, 2015

Kjetil Kiran wrote:
It would be nice if it was possible to have new project packages you open automatically suggest a Dropbox location instead of /Documents/SDL Trados 2014/Projects.


It must be possible, because I did it, but I can't remember how I did it. Whenever I open a package or create a new project, it automatically suggests a location in a folder on my Desktop called "Trados Projects".


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Kjetil Kiran  Identity Verified
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Guess I have to pay to find out Mar 4, 2015

Companies that cant answer simple questions without you needing a payed support subscription are not rated high on my list ...

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Where does it say you have to pay for this? Mar 4, 2015

Kjetil Kiran wrote:

Companies that cant answer simple questions without you needing a paid support subscription are not rated high on my list ...


Hi Kjetil,

You asked a question in a public forum and it was answered by users in the community. There is no separate place to create paths, but as As Walter already answered, you can use a project template.

Regards

Paul
SDL Community Support


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Kjetil Kiran  Identity Verified
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Finally figured it out Mar 4, 2015

I knew it was possible, but nobody could tell how to actually do it. Turns out I had to make a new project template, and the first location you add there, will be remembered for all the once later. Why you cant modify a excisting template, is beyond me. I'm amazed it is this complicated to change a path, having to make a whole new template, which means adding all your shourtcuts etc again.

At least I solved it.


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