In the New terminology dialog box you can edit new entries for the main TDB. Basically, this dialog box consists of two identical halves: The left half contains fields for the source text, and the right contains the same fields for the translation. The following explains each element in detail beginning at the top:
· Language (required):
This drop-down box is for defining the language of the text placed below. The settings for the active MetaTexis document are automatically taken over.
· Text box (required):
Here you type in the source text (left) and its translation (right).
Drop-down box for the word type: Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb, Phrase, Article, Pronoun, Preposition
"Phrase" is not a grammatical type. However, you can use this type in case of texts that cannot be characterized via the other types.
You will probably not use the last three types very often (if at all). They are included in the types list mainly for the sake of completeness.
Three check boxes for the gender: male, female and neuter. In many languages this only applies to nouns, in some others it also applies to adjectives, etc.
Two check boxes for singular and plural. In many languages this only applies to nouns, in some others it also applies to adjectives, etc.
In this text box, you can add categories. If you add more than one category, they have to be separated by a semicolon.
Categories are used to classify the terminology according to your needs. For example, if you build a TDB with economic terms, you can differentiate between "growth" and "distribution".
In this text box, you can add any notes.
In this text box you can add examples of how the term can be used in a sentence.
Except for the text box for the source text and its translation, only the languages are mandatory.
When wildcard searching has been activated for the TDB, you can enter terms with wildcard, e.g. "run*". MetaTexis will find this term also when the text searched contains "running" or "runs". If you enter "run?", this term would be found if the text search contains "runs" (but not "running").
You can also assign images to a terminology pair. To add images, click the Images button. The Add images dialog box will appear (see Add Images). If you click the Images button again, after you have added some images, the View images dialog box will appear (see View Images on page ).
When you have finished configuring the settings for a terminology pair, you have two possibilities for saving them:
· To save the settings and close the dialog box, click the Save and close button.
· To save the settings and continue with another entry, click the Save and next button.