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TM Saving Options

The Saving tab contains the TM saving parameters.

The following settings can be performed:

       Save translation unit automatically:

If this checkbox is checked, a translation unit is automatically saved in the main TM when it is closed, provided that the translation box is not empty and it does not contain TM segments.

       Save RTF text (formatting)

If this checkbox is checked, the RTF version of each TU is saved in the TM. The RTF text includes all formatting information. However, if you save the RTF text, the size of the TM will be bigger. So, if you do not need the formatting information and/or need to keep the size of the TM small, de-activate this option.

       Save segment info (statistical information)

If this checkbox is checked, the segment info for each segment is saved in the TM. This increases the size of the TM. Therefore, if you do not need this information and/or want to keep the size of the TM small, do not activate this option.

       Show dialog in case of new translation alternative

Each time a TU is saved in the main TM, MetaTexis checks whether the source segment is already present in the TM.

Now, let us assume that you want to save a TU in the TM and the source segment of the TU is already present in the TM, but the translation of the TU to be saved is different from the translation present in the TM. If this checkbox is not checked, the translation in the TM will be updated automatically (or a new alternative will be added automatically). But if it is checked, you will be asked whether you want to update the translation (or whether you want to add a new translation alternative).

       Allow translation alternatives:

If this checkbox is checked, MetaTexis does not update existing TUs in a TM, but adds another alternative. In most cases, you will probably prefer not to allow translation alternatives.

       Save TUs inversely, if appropriate (TM must be enabled for inverse searching and saving):

If this checkbox is checked, MetaTexis will save a TU in inverse language direction, if the source text of the TU to be saved if found as translation in the TM. This feature can only be activated when the database has been activated for inverse searching and saving when it was created (see Local MetaTexis Databases).

       Save segments with these categories:

If this checkbox is checked, MetaTexis adds the categories entered in the Categories field of the TM. If you enter more than one category, you have to separate them with a semicolon.

This setting has an impact on the search results, when the search option Restrict search to these categories in the Search tab is checked.