How to download or export a TextBase from MultiTrans to share offline or append to a local TermBase
1. Open the MultiTrans Client and select Start Session
2. Select the TextBase you want to export and then click Start
If you can't see the TextBase you want to export:
Check that you have selected the correct server from the Available at: drop-down list. If the TextBase is on your local machine, select the LOCAL option from this list.
If you selected the correct server but still can't see the TextBase, you may not have permission to access it. Check with an administrator whether this is the case.
3. Once you are viewing the TextBase, select TextBase Search, Export... and select one of the following options:
Export to plain text...
This option exports the TextBase as a plain .TXT file where each line contains the alignment number, the source segment, the target segment, the name of the TextBase and the document file name each separated by a tab.
1. Browse to the folder where you'd like to save the file, name it and then click Save:
Export to TMX/Word file...
The Translation Memory Exchange (TMX) format is a standard format for sharing Translation Memories with users of other Translation Memory software. Exporting to a Word file will create a side-by-side table in a Word document.
1. Select either TMX or Word from the Export Type drop-down list:
2. Click the folder icon and select where you want to save the file. Click Save:
3. The Alignments dropdown allows you to choose whether to include all alignments or only the alignments which have been confirmed:
4a. To specify the name of the language to use in the exported file you can type the name of each language that you wish to export in the Languages tab:
4bi. Instead of typing the name of each language, you can alternatively provide a TMX language list file. This is a simple text file (.TXT), which can be created using the standard Windows Notepad application, containing a list of languages using the format language-code=Language Name. Here is an example list file which contains regional variants of English and French, each on a new line:
4bii. Click the folder icon next to TMX language list file option, find your list file and click Save:
4biii. The language selection drop-down lists will then be populated using the provided list file:
5. Once you are ready to export the TMX or Word file, click Save. Once the export has finished, a new window will appear showing the exported file:
Export to TAUS file...
This option is very similar to the Export to TMX/Word file option (see previous section for details).
It allows you to log into the TAUS Data Association (TDA) translation memory supercloud using your membership credentials and upload the exported TextBase:
Export TextBase to TermBase
Note: you may only append to a LOCAL TermBase using this option. This will not allow you to append to a TermBase on a server.
1a. You can create a new TermBase by selecting New... then specifying the name of the new TermBase and the languages and clicking Create:
1b. Alternatively, you can browse your local machine for an existing TermBase (.TMB3) file by selecting Browse and then navigating to the TMB3 file and clicking Open:
2. From the list of TermBases, click on the desired TermBase in the list and click on the Select button to append the TextBase to the selected TermBase: