How to Create a Local Translation Memory

This topic describes how to create a local translation memory in the Translation Memories view.

Before You Start

You can optionally create a language resource template to select when you create the translation memory.


To create a local translation memory:

  1. In the Translation Memories view, select File > New > Translation Memory from the menu bar. The New Translation Memory Wizard is displayed on the General page.


If you want to base the new translation memory on an existing translation memory,select the copy-from translation memory in the navigation tree, right-click and select New Translation Memory From from the shortcut menu.

  1. Complete the General page:

  2. If you want to base the new translation memory on an existing translation memory, select the translation memory in the Create From box.

  3. Specify the Name, Location and language pair of the translation memory.

  1. Click Next. The Fields and Settings page is displayed.

  2. If you want to create custom fields for your translation units, type the name of the field in the Name column and then complete the other columns for that row.

  3. If you want to disable any of the recognition settings on this page, clear the selections next to each recognition check box.

  1. Click Next. The Language Resources page is displayed. If you chose to base the new translation memory on an existing translation memory, the language resources that exist in the copy-from translation memory will be listed here. On this page:

  2. If you want to use the default language resource template, click Finish.

  3. If you want to edit the default language resource lists, select the list in the Resources box and click Edit. Edit existing entries in the list or add new entries as required.

  4. If you want to use an existing language resource template, click Browse next to the Template box and select a template. The language resources are copied to the translation memory.

  1. Click Finish to create the translation memory. The Creating page is displayed.

  2. When the status of the items on Creating page changes to Completed, click Close to save the newly created translation memory. The Close button is not active until the translation memory is created.

The translation memory is saved with a *.sdltm extension. The translation memory is added to the navigation pane in the Translation Memories folder. You can edit translation memory settings in the Translation Memory Settings dialog box.



If other users will be working with this translation memory, you can define passwords that enable different levels of user access. To define access levels, edit the translation memory settings.



Related Topics

Overview: Creating and Managing Translation Memories

Overview: Editing Translation Memory Settings

New Translation Memory Wizard