Manually add new TU to existing TM
Thread poster: Elliot Everett

Elliot Everett  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 23:17
Spanish to English
May 15, 2007

Hello all,

Does anyone know how to add a one-off TU to an existing TM using the TM editor? The manual says it is possible to do this using the editor, but I can't figure out how, and I'd rather not edit the file directly using Notepad or similar.

Using version 5.50y.

Thanks in advance,
Elliot


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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:17
French to English
Excel May 16, 2007

I've done it before using Excel with no problem (right click on TM file, select "open with".)

Alternatively, create a doc with just that TU in it, apply your TM to that doc, translate (using copy/paste from the original/transaltion) and then clean up. Some kind of solution along those lines would probably work.


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Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 03:17
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my way of doing it May 16, 2007

...would be to

1. export something using maintainance - just to get the structure of the exported TXT (or TMX) file right
2. edit the exported file so that it contains just your missing TU
3. import the file

of course it can be that 5.5 is missing this functionality ...


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Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 03:17
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ignore May 16, 2007

offered an answer for trados

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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 03:17
Member (2006)
French to English
Special filter May 16, 2007

Hello Elliot,

Use the special filter in the TM editor: Merge the current TM with another TM

Good luck,
John


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xxxNMR
France
Local time: 03:17
French to Dutch
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Use Notepad May 16, 2007

There's no risk.

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Elliot Everett  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 23:17
Spanish to English
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Ok, thanks. May 16, 2007

I will try these techniques and see which one is easiest. WF should have this functionality built in to the TM editor (which in my opinion is clunky, to say the least.)

Take care everyone,
Elliot


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