Transit terminology - more than two synonyms for a term
Thread poster: Daniel Martineschen

Daniel Martineschen
Local time: 15:39
German to Portuguese
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Sep 23, 2016

Dear all,

how do I insert more than two synonyms in a single Transit terminology entry?

for example: "espelho retrovisor" in Portuguese can be translated into German as "Rückspiegel", "Rückblicksspiegel", "Rückwärtsspiegel". There is only one field named "synonym", and the two latter synonyms ("Rückblicksspiegel" and "Rückwärtsspiegel") I'd like to put in different fields so I can insert them with the ALT-G or ALT-K shortcut (when they are together, when I use the shortcut all synonyms are pasted on the translation and I have to erase the rest manually).

I tried using commas, semicolons, line breaks but all synonyms are packed in only one entry.

I couldn't find any reference on the Transit manual about this.

thanks in advance,

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wotswot  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:39
Member (2011)
French to English
Two ways (at least) Sep 24, 2016

1. Click the Termstar tab
Find the main "entry" (data record) you want to edit
Right-click and select Edit (Right page), or Ctrl-Enter
Right-click again and select New entry if you want a separate "sub-entry" (entry in Termstar terms) then choose the language
(or new synonym if you want to add a synonym to an existing "sub-entry")
Don't forget to save when you've entered it

2. In the Editor window you have two options:

Terminology menu, Creation section of the ribbon, Rapid entry
(I use this all the time, about 100 times a day, you can write a keyboard shortcut macro, I've chosen Ctrl-Shift-R)


Terminology menu, Creation section of the ribbon, Insert selected (before doing this, make sure both the SOURCE and TARGET expressions are selected)

I prefer rapid entry, because you can edit the source and target expressions (case, singular/plural, etc.).
NB: You'll often get the message 'Entry already exists' and three buttons: New data record, Insert, Cancel.
Just click Insert if you want to add the term to the existing data record. It will be listed as a term (i.e. an entry, not a synonym), but in the same data record.

One data record can contain as many source and target entries (terms) as you want. How you arrange them is up to you (synonym, abbreviation fields, etc.)
Just make sure your Terminology view includes all the possible fields you want to see (View, Terminology layout, your view).
I keep it simple and only have Entry.Term in the source language, and Entry.Term, .Abbr and .Syn in the target language.


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