How can I export an entire termbase into a PDF file?

Hello! I hope someone has the answer to this. I have been able to print an entry from my termbase into a PDF file, using the "print this entry" command and saving it as PDF. I am doing it this way because each entry has images, and the export options don't work well with images. However, when I'm done populating all of the termbase, I would like to print it out as a whole in PDF. It would be too time consuming to do it one by one. I'm doing a research paper and I would like for it to have a good presentation. Any tips on how can I achieve this? I have SDL Multiterm 2019. Thank you! 

Andrea

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  • Not always a straightforward thing to do, but you have three options I'm aware of:

    1. Export to RTF from Multiterm. I'm not sure how successful this will be with images (might have a play later), but in theory this should do the trick and then you save from Word as a PDF. The RTF coding in this option is a bit of  black art and it's so old I don't know anyone who knows how it works to be able to configure it anymore!

    2. Publishing MultiTerm. This is an app from Kaleidoscope and should be able to take the hard work out of it: https://appstore.sdl.com/language/app/publishing-multiterm/9/
      But this isn't free.  More info here: https://www.kaleidoscope.at/en/translation/experttools-small-but-mighty/publishing-multiterm/

    3. And possibly this one - https://appstore.sdl.com/language/app/multilingual-dictionary-converter/860/ which is free. might have more knowledge on this one.

    Of them all I think Publishing MultiTerm should be the best option.

  • Hello Paul, thank you for taking the time to reply. I have verified all of your options:


    1. It doesn't export the image (only the image name) and it certainly looks like a file that only black arts can handle. There is a lot of history info throughout the term record (my name as the person who modified it and dates and times) that would make editing and formatting it a hassle. 
    2. It looks pretty cool, but 1250 euros is out of budget. I see there is a trial version, I might check it towards the end of the project.
    3. Unfortunately, doesn't support Multiterm 2019.

    I am enclosing an image of my PDF experiment. It looks pretty good for presenting in the kind of work I'm doing. I'd love for an option to do all the termbase like this. I hope you have more thoughts!


    PDF

  • I had a quick test with the free appstore plugin using this:

    But this won't meet your needs either as you only get this:

    PDF

    On the RTF export:

    It doesn't export the image (only the image name) and it certainly looks like a file that only black arts can handle. There is a lot of history info throughout the term record (my name as the person who modified it and dates and times) that would make editing and formatting it a hassle. 

    It might be possible to correct this, but it is very tricky.  Adding the media image just gives me this as opposed to the image itself:

    And you'd need to be able to understand how to use RTF coding to improve this format.  This might be helpful in terms of getting your formatting right if you have the time and energy to figure it out, and then you'd only have to add the images which would be a lot less work than you have right now:

    http://www.pindari.com/rtf1.html

    For a long time I've had an idea to create plugin or an app to do a better job of this but there has never been enough demand for me to raise this to a higher level in the priority list.  I might try and see whether we can do something after we've got Trados 2021 out of the way (SDLCOM-2036).  Probably too late for you unfortunately but I think it'd be good to have a better export option for something like in the future.

  • 3. Unfortunately, doesn't support Multiterm 2019.

    I don't think the version of MultiTerm is relevant really.  So I just changed the requirements for the app and now you should be able to download and test it.  Perhaps you can use this in some way to at least get out the main details?

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  • I don't think the version of MultiTerm is relevant really.  So I just changed the requirements for the app and now you should be able to download and test it.  Perhaps you can use this in some way to at least get out the main details?

    Thank you Paul. It did let me download it this time, but it shows an error message. I'm enclosing the print screen.

    Andrea