The MultiTrans™ TMS Insight Newsletter (April Edition)
April 5, 2017
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MultiTrans™ TMS Insights


Benefit from Sub-segment Translations Based on All Your TextBase Matches

The Translation Agent - for non-exact or fuzzy matches - will provide you with the largest sub-segment match available and its most recent translation. You can also expand on the leveraging potential of the Translation Agent by setting up WordAlign to obtain translation proposals for a sub-segment based on all available translations.

Here’s how you do it:

Set up WordAlign in the Administration Console by going to the TextBases node and clicking on ‘WordAlign’. To set up a training task: you simply name it; set a frequency (e.g. once a month); and select all the TextBases that should be used to generate the WordAlign statistics.
Once the training task has run, when you find a sub-segment match you then right click on the sub-segment in the source pane and click ‘WordAlign Search’. A window will display all the available translations and their frequency. Select the one you prefer and click ‘Choose’ to insert it into your translation.

You can also access WordAlign for any text by selecting the text in the source pane of the ‘Details’ section and clicking on ‘WordAlign Search’.

To learn more, don't hesitate to contact us!

Customize Your Provider Task List

The differing work processes of organizations will dictate the level of importance attached to certain information. Some organizations, for example, will want to emphasize the Project Title, Priority Level or Language Pairs. Others may prefer to give more significance to the Target Language, Documents or Domain. Some may want to create a Custom Field to match their own specific project.

As a MultiTrans administrator you can specify which information is displayed in the provider’s Task List and in which order. You can do so from the function ‘Available Task List Columns’ in the Enterprise Administration section of the MultiTrans Settings.

Click on any information item of the ‘Unavailable Task Columns’ and it will be added to the ‘Available Task Columns’. You can remove any selected item from the list by clicking on it once. The order of the items can be changed by dragging and dropping.

Custom fields can also be displayed by clicking on the ‘Add Custom Field’ button and selecting the desired custom field from the drop-down list. Repeat this action as required to create the number of custom fields needed.

To learn more, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Share a TermBase Structure Across TermBases

MultiTrans allows you to create as many TermBases as required - locally or on a server.

It can of course be beneficial to have multiple TermBases for different customers or domains. In some cases, however, you may want to use the same record structure across multiple TermBases.

This will facilitate the transfer of records from one TermBase to another. Alternatively, it could provide a better user experience by ensuring that information is stored in the same way across different TermBases.

You can share a TermBase structure in several ways: 

  1. Create an empty TermBase with the languages you need, open the TermBase and go to the ‘Field Definition Manager’ located in the TermBase Menu and select ‘Import’. In the dialog box that opens, select the TermBase whose structure you want to reproduce and click OK. The record structure will be transferred to the new TermBase with all fields and field values and you will be ready to start adding records to the TermBase.
  2. Create an empty TermBase with the languages you need and open the TermBase whose structure you want to reproduce. Select a record from the TermBase and copy the record to the new TermBase by clicking on ‘Copy Records to … ’ from the TermBase menu. By copying the record, you will transfer the terms as well as the entire record structure.
  3. Open the TermBase whose structure you want to reproduce. Go to ‘Field Definition Manager’ located in the TermBase Menu. Select ‘Export’ and save the .xml file that is generated in an easy-to-locate folder. Go to the TermBases node of the Administration Console and click on ‘Add New TermBase’. Then enter a TermBase Name, Subject (optional), and Description (optional), Languages and browse in the Template field to add the .xml file you saved. Click OK and the TermBase will be created with the structure of the TermBase you used as reference.
Methods 1 and 2 work to and from both local and server TermBases. Method 3 works only with server TermBases.


MultiTrans 2017 migration is in full swing. Dozens of customers with MultiTrans TMS versions are now benefiting from the new Customer Portal and Web Editor as well as from several new usability features.

During the summer, we are also working on a series of new features so watch out for more details in our next newsletter! These will include further developments related to File Processing and Translation, Reporting and Project Management.

As the technical migration schedule is filling up quickly, be sure to contact us right away to get the new release notes - or to reserve your migration timeline and Delta training!


Sign up for one or both of our upcoming webinars to discover new components and tips!

Webinar – Working With Custom XML Files in MultiTrans

Date: August 22, 10 am EDT
Length: 30 min
Audience: Existing and potential users of MultiTrans

XML files come in many formats and each organization may work with multiple types of XML that need translation. You can configure MultiTrans to treat custom XML formats and identify what content is translatable in each of them with the help of the Mapping Editor. The custom configuration is automatically read by the MultiTrans Analysis, Pretranslation, XLIFF Editor, Web Editor and TextBase Updates.

Click here to register.

Webinar – Middleware - Drupal Connector

Date: September 12, 10 am EDT
Length: 30 min
Audience: Existing and potential users of MultiTrans

Integrate Drupal with MultiTrans TMS to eliminate all manual extraction and re-integration of files along with the associated risk for human error. Benefit from all the automation, control and tracking functionality of Drupal and MultiTrans to streamline a secure translation process for your content. Join us in this webinar to learn how you can achieve these goals with MultiTrans’ out-of-the-box Middleware connector.

Click here to register.

Previous Webinars

Missed a previous webinar? Don’t worry, we recorded them for you so you can view them at your convenience.

Integrate your Adobe Experience Manager CMS to MultiTrans. Click here to view.
Enforce and Track Terms & Conditions Acceptance with Vendors. Click here to view.
Discovery of the new Customer Portal. Click here to view.
Discovery of the new Web Editor. Click here to view.
What is Flow to Flow? How can it help your organization? Click here to view.
Integrate machine translation with MultiTrans for faster translations. Click here to view.
Centralize, manage and share your terminology for consistent communications. Click here to view.

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