LogiTerm Terminology Management Tutorial, Level I



II.    Customizing term record fields


II. Customizing term record fields


Regardless of the method you use to create your records, you can customize term record fields the same way.


In the case of a large project, customizing your term record fields might help you create term records faster and in a more standardized format. Moreover, by customizing the fields, you can organize certain types of information in the record according to your preferences and needs.


  1. Open LogiTerm.

    1. Double click on the icon on the Desktop or from the Start menu.


  1. Select the interface language that you want to use. (Settings > Interface Language > Français or Configuration > Langue d’interface > Anglais). In this tutorial, we will use the English interface.


  1. Click on the Settings menu at the top of the main screen. Select Languages and terminology template from the options in the menu to display the settings window (Settings – Available languages). 


  1. Select the language pair with which you want to work from the list of defined pairs that appear at the bottom part of the window. In this tutorial, we will use French as the source language and English as the target language.

    1. Browse the list of Defined language pairs (these pairs appear because they were defined at the installation stage of LogiTerm). Click on the appropriate language pair.
    2. The language pair you need may not be in the list or the list may be empty. If that is the case, use the drop-down menus (Source language and Target language) located above the list of defined pairs and select the languages you need. Click on the Add button to add the new pair to the list. Select the new pair from the list.


  1. Click on the Next button at the bottom of the window once your language pair is selected. The window titled Settings – Term record template is displayed.


  1. In order to modify the order of your term record fields, select the field that you want to move and click on the arrows to the right of the list. (See Note 1.) For now, make sure that the French field appears above the English field.


  1. Enter your initials in the designated field at the bottom of the window. Click on the OK button. 


A window may appear that prompts you to index your terminology base and regenerate your dictionaries. If you have already indexed all your records and if you have not yet defined your central dictionary, you can ignore this window for now. For more information on the process of term record creation, consult the chart on term record creation in LogiTerm.


  1. Create selection lists for pre-determined fields in your record.

    1. Go back to the main screen and click again on the Settings button. Select Selection lists from the options that appear. The window titled Selection list is displayed (note that it includes three tabs: Domains, Sources and Remarks).
    2. Click on the Domains tab, then the Add button located to the right of the list of domains. Add a domain called health. To do this, enter text directly in the list by double-clicking on Type here. To remove a field, select it by clicking on it (it then becomes blue) and click on the Delete button to the right of the list. To sort the elements in the list alphabetically, click on the Sort button to the right of the list. (See Notes 2 and 3.)
    3. Click on the Sources tab, then the Add button located to the right of the list. Add the following source: www.hc-sc.gc.ca.
    4. Click on the Remarks tab, then the Add button located to the right of the list of notes. Add the following usage label: Obsolete term. Avoid.
    5. Once you are done, click on the Close button, located at the bottom right corner of the window. (Your modifications are automatically saved when you click on the Close button.)



  1. You cannot modify fields. You can only modify the order in which the terms are displayed. The Domains, Sources, Remarks and History fields cannot be renamed or removed since they are connected to the automatic functions of LogiTerm.
  2. The list under the Domain tab is also used by the pre-translation tool in LogiTerm. To learn more about this tool, consult the LogiTerm Translation Memory Tutorial on the main LogiTerm page.
  3. The U domain is the only domain that is set as default by LogiTerm. It cannot be removed. It means universal and includes terms with meanings that do not depend on a particular context or domain. However, in order to simplify your future searches, it may be better to attribute a more precise domain to your terms.


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