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For almost two years now, I have been working on creating my own Microsoft termbase for English<>Bulgarian.
Time and again, it has happened that after adding 4-5 translations for a single source term, I would wish to be able to change their order manually but would not be able to do so unless I am willing to delete and re-enter terms from scratch.
It would be great to be able to just drag and drop terms within a list of several already entered terms to change their list order manually. This will optimize the order of listed terms when term recognition offers terms in Trados editor.
You need to put the display into anything other than Default and then just press F2. This video explains:
If you have suggestions like this the best place to put them is in the ideas site:
I hope this gets voted up.
I have checked TB of mine, just using MS Access only.I have inverted display order, as a testOf course, test worked well, a little bit tricky though.
OK, good to know :) But I am looking for a native solution from inside Multiterm.
Does using Shift and Up or Down not work for you in MultiTerm for reordering terms?
Michael Bailey said:Does using Shift and Up or Down not work for you in MultiTerm for reordering terms?
sounds interestingCan you explain a little bit more specifically ? I have tried just like you said, but failed.
Pavel Tsvetkov said:native solution from inside Multiterm.
Yap, I know.Everybody does.Unfortunately there is NO time tableGood Luck To You
Pavel Tsvetkov said:Please, elaborate.
It looks negative
Enjoy your time..
Can confirm this works. In MultiTerm Desktop, go to edit mode. Select a term, hold down Shift and use the up and down arrow keys to reorder terms. Nice trick, didn't know about this one :)
What do you mean by 'edit mode'? I cannot make this work on my end... Please, elaborate.
Thank you, Paul!
1. An interesting question is why it would not work in Default mode though? What is the reasoning behind that?
2. It worked once and on the second try (with a different term) the flag layout no longer worked and terms could no longer be moved...
Pavel Tsvetkov said:1. An interesting question is why it would not work in Default mode though? What is the reasoning behind that?
Because the default mode does not have this "Edit" feature. The UI is built for easier editing and doesn't need an "Edit" feature to edit the terms; it also doesn't support dag and drop. Most probably an oversight or not considered important.
Pavel Tsvetkov said:2. It worked once and on the second try (with a different term) the flag layout no longer worked and terms could no longer be moved...
I have no idea... I can't reproduce this problem. What steps did you actually follow?
Paul said:The UI is built for easier editing and doesn't need an "Edit" feature to edit the terms; it also doesn't support dag and drop. Most probably an oversight or not considered important.
Drag and drop would be nice!
Paul said:What steps did you actually follow?
I must have forgotten to click on 'Edit'. Fixed now! Thanks!