Multiterm: Only "Sample" termbase available (Vista)
Thread poster: Nora Diaz

Nora Diaz  Identity Verified
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May 28, 2007

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium, SDL Trados 2007 and Multiterm 2007, Office 2003. (This problem also happens in my laptop, with Windows Vista Home Premium, SDL Trados 2006, Multiterm 7 and Office 2003)

When attempting to open a termbase in TW, only the "sample" termbase is available. Furthermore, in Word, when trying to open a termbase, only the sample termbase is available.

I have tried several things, including moving the multiterm.dot file to Word's start-up folder, where Trados.dot is located, to no avail.

I was wondering if anybody has found a solution for this.

Thanks!

Nora


 

Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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Yes, I did find a solution May 28, 2007

You have to install Multiterm 2007 completely empty to start with. After that you create a new termbase definition for each termbase and import the entries from wherever you previously exported them to. It works beautifully after that.

Astrid


 

Nora Diaz  Identity Verified
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Thank you! May 28, 2007

Hi, Astrid,

I can't thank you enough. Such a simple solution! I tried every complicated thing I could think of and your solution (the only thing that worked) was a million times simpler.

Thanks again.

Nora


 

Nora Diaz  Identity Verified
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And to make sure Ctrl+Shift+M adds entries to Multiterm in Word... May 28, 2007

After I implemented Astrid's solution I found that I still couldn't add terms to my termbase from within Word the way I used to (Ctrl+Shift+M).

If you have the same problem, this is how you can fix it:

In Word, go to Tools - Customize - Keyboard

Under Categories, choose Macros

On the right-hand box, you'll see a list of all the macros. Find one called "WindowAddTerm", select it.

Go to the field called "New shortcut key" (or something like that, my Word is in Spanish), and press Ctrl+Shift+M (or whatever key combination you want to assign to add new terms to your termbase).

Click Assign and then Close.

After you return to Word, make sure that the button Show Quick Entry Form is depressed in the Multiterm toolbar, otherwise you won't see the window where you enter new terms after pressing Ctrl+Shift+M.

After doing this, everything is working the way it's supposed to!


 


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