Terminology Tutorial

Welcome to a Fluency tutorial! This one will be about terminology, what to do with it, how to get it, etc. Importing Terminology is simple.
First, open the terminology menu and click on Import/Export Terminology. Once the new window appears, click the Browse button, locate the termbase file and import it. You can assign optional domain, client and project filters, but you can leave them blank if the file already contains such filter information. When you’ve completed your work and want to export the files, you’ll go through these same steps to open the Import/Export wizard, but this time use the export tab.
This section will allow you to either export all terms or select a specific group of terms to export. For both import and export, when you go to browse, a box will appear telling you what sort of files can be opened or saved.
When working with terminology database files, please make sure they are in a format that Fluency supports: Term Based Exchange Basic (tbx), Tab or CSV Delimited Text (txt, tab, csv), SDL MultiTerm (xml), Excel (xls, xlsx), or Word Files (doc, docx).
To manage terminology that’s already been added to your database, open the Terminology menu, then click on Manage Terminology. From here, select your language pair and enter any domain, client, project information (optional), and then click the Go button. Fluency will then display all terms within the criteria that you’ve selected.
To use personal terminology, first make sure it’s enabled in Tools > Preferences > TM & Term Settings. Next, open a document to translate as usual. Now here’s the fun part. Notice the highlighted words?
These highlighted words represent the terms that you’ve added to your personal terminology database. To implement these terms, simply double click on them in the Terminology window as you’re translating the segment in real-time.

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