Problems adding Multiterm 7 entries within WORD
Thread poster: MikeTrans

Local time: 14:49
Italian to German
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Nov 4, 2005


the Multiterm interface in MS WORD allows to add entries on the fly and has also a "More" section where different fields can be added (clients, subject, context, file name for project).
If I activate the "Add Entry level fields" the picklists may stay grayed out; deactivating/activating again result in the picklists to be selectable, but after adding the entries with "add" I get all the time the error message:

"invalid entry"

...and the entry is not saved.

Not activating the "Add Entry level fields" will result in normal saving.
So what's wrong?
If it's a bug, are there already released updates?

My versions:
Trados 7 freelance, 7.00615
Multiterm 7,01320
Ms Word 2000

Thanks for any help!



Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:49
Member (2005)
Italian to English
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Try the concordance window Nov 4, 2005

Hi Mike,

I've had to delete the Multiterm file from Windows Startup because it creates a load of runtime errors and other problems on my system with Word 2000.

Multiterm still works but you don't get a Multiterm toolbar in Word, no problems either mind you.

I use the concordance window to add terms: highlight the relevant text or term, click the concordance button in the Trados toolbar, select the term in the concordance window, right click to set source/target and submit to Multiterm.
It's pretty quick. Might be quicker with the Multiterm toolbar though, I dunno.


Ines Burrell  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:49
Member (2004)
English to Latvian
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Same problem here Nov 4, 2005

I do not really like concordance window, as I like adding terms in the process of translation. Now it seems to be impossible which is really frustrating. And all along I thought it is just me.


Local time: 14:49
Italian to German
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Using text fields instead of attribute fields Nov 7, 2005

Hi folks,

thanks for your suggestions. yes, the concordance window is a possibility, as it's the same procedure as in TagEditor.
In my entry definitions, I have changed the attribute fields in text fields, so the problem dissapear. Although one must type in the values at the beginning, I can live with it, as they remain stored during all your current work session.

Thank you!



Vito Smolej
Local time: 14:49
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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Try TWB window Nov 7, 2005

I use the concordance window to add terms:

and I use TWB / Multiterm frame - it's the same thing, but without taking the concordance turn - so far I have never happened upon a new pair, while doing concordance search.

Or am I missing something?



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