SDL MultiTerm 2014 create termbase with 2 English language fields (1 for acronyms and 1 for name)
Thread poster: Sonia Bjerke Abdelmaguid

Sonia Bjerke Abdelmaguid  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:31
English to Norwegian
+ ...
Mar 12, 2015

Hello colleagues all over the world,

I need to create a termbase to which I can add names/titles and their acronyms/initials in English, French, Spanish, Norwegian. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can organise this? I currently only have the English names/titles and their acronyms/initials, and I am planning to add the other names/titles and their acronyms/initials as I go. The problem is that I need two English language fields, one for the acronym and the other for whole name/title spelled out. In addition I need three other language fields for FR, ES and NO (acronyms of these three languages will be in the actual entry, so no separate language field needed for the acronyms in FR, ES, NO). As a sum up, I will need 2 x EN fields. Most of the glossaries that I will import come from Excel. If I make two columns called English it doesn't understand what I want to do and ends up importing everything into 1 English language fields (so acronyms and names/titles appear in the same termlist).

I hope you will understand my explanation

Thanks very much in advance!


Direct link Reply with quote

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:31
Why don't you... Mar 12, 2015

... create an empty termbase in MultiTerm in the form you'd like it to look. Just one record with all the fields filled in. You can visualize it as you add the fields in the wizard and this might help you achieve what you want. Then you'll have the makings of exactly what you need to do. Once you have this you can export it via the Glossary Converter directly to Excel and then you'll also see what format you need to go back the other way.


SDL Community Support

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

SDL MultiTerm 2014 create termbase with 2 English language fields (1 for acronyms and 1 for name)

Advanced search

WordFinder Unlimited
For clarity and excellence

WordFinder is the leading dictionary service that gives you the words you want anywhere, anytime. Access 260+ dictionaries from the world's leading dictionary publishers in virtually any device. Find the right word anywhere, anytime - online or offline.

More info »
Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search