Every now and then I need to use MultiTerm as a stand-alone tool, that is, I add new terms to an existing termbase by copying them from an online source. And MultiTerm seems incapable of properly handing this mundane task, the successful completion of which should be its sole reason of existence. Every 20-30 minutes, it throws a 'Script Error' and then has to be forcefully closed via Window's Task Manager. Here is the error:
Of course, I am not privy to SDL's mysterious ways, but it just seems to me, based on the observed behavior of the highly touted MultiTerm, that it is simply too fragile and breaks so easily that it is not ready for the real world.
Although, it is quite an expensive tool to buy and I have bought every new version over the past 10 years, only to be given the same unreliable software mess.
Hello Pavel Tsvetkov ,
I have not seen such errors for quite sometime but would try the following first
First update your Internet Explorer v11 (even if you do not use IE as your default browser) and allow for activeX scripting.Restart your system and Studio and see if the problem is resolved.
Also please make sure both Studio and MultiTerm are all on the latest stand.
If the issue persists- please log a support ticket.
Hi Stephen Whale,
Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, Windows Update reports that there are no further updates for my system (Internet Explorer included). How do I allow for activeX scripting?
Thank you Ozzie O!
With some help from SDL support we have implemented the changes as described by you. I hope that solves it.
I must point out though that I cannot imagine most MultiTerm users being able to find a solution (and then implement it) on their own. And they should not be asked to.
MultiTerm uses, as it seems, many external software titles, produced by third-party vendors, to perform its tasks, and when something goes wrong, the usual refrain is 'This is not a MultiTerm problem'.
Here is the thing though: SDL must engineer their software products in such a way that they are (mostly) self-sufficient. I cannot accept such erratic and unreliable behavior, because of bad software decisions that are not rectified for years. I am paying for MultiTerm every 12-24 months and I expect real improvements not cosmetic changes!