Activating the MultiTrans PRISM Menu

in Microsoft Word and Connecting to a

TextBase and TermBase



I. Why?


In order to use certain features of MultiTrans, such as the Translation Agent and the TextBase Agent, you must have access to the MultiTrans menu in Microsoft Word and you must connect to a TextBase and TermBase.

II. How?

Activating the MultiTrans menu

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. A message from Word will alert you that macros have been deactivated. In order to see the MultiTrans menu in Word, you will need to activate the macros.
    1. If this message appears in a yellow band near the top of the screen, click the Enable this content option. The yellow notice will disappear.  
    2. If, instead, the message appears as a window in the middle of the screen, click the Options... button, followed by the Enable this content option. Then click OK
  3. Click on the Add-Ins tab (next to the View tab) to see whether the MultiTrans menu is available.
    1. If you see the MultiTrans menu, skip ahead to the Connecting to a TextBase and TermBase section of this tutorial.
    2. If you do not see the MultiTrans menu, or if the Add-Ins tab is not displayed in Word, then find the file needed to display them.
      1. Click the File tab.
      2. At the bottom of the left-hand sidebar, click the Options button.
      3. In the dialogue box that opens, choose the Add-Ins option from the left-hand sidebar.
      4. Look at the list of templates.
      5. If you see the TransTermII_Word.dot template displayed in the list, select it and then click the OK button.
      6. If you do not see the TransTermII_Word.dot template in the list, select Word Add-Ins from the Manage: dropdown box at the bottom of the dialogue box and press the Go... button.
      7. If the TransTermII_Word.dot template is listed in the Templates and Add-Ins dialogue box, put a check in the box beside it and press OK.
      8. If you still do not see the TransTermII_Word.dot template in the list, click the Add... button to the right of the list.
      9. Locate the template and press the Open button.
      10. The template will now appear in the list and the box beside it will have a check in it. Press OK.
    3. The MultiTrans menu appears in Word under a new Add-ins tab.

III. Connecting to a TextBase and TermBase


  1. Open your TextBase and TermBase in MultiTrans. (For instructions, see Opening a TextBase and TermBase in MultiTrans.)
  2. Connect Microsoft Word to your TextBase and TermBase.
    1. In Word, click on the Add-Ins tab and click on the MultiTrans menu (under the Add-Ins tab) and
    2. Select Connect to… and then TextBase and TermBase….
    3. A message will be displayed indicating that Word is connecting to the TextBase and TermBase. This message will disappear once the connection has been established.
  3. Verify that you have successfully connected to the TextBase and TermBase.
    1. Click on the MultiTrans menu in Word.
    2. Notice that all of the options are now available to you (i.e. they appear in black — versus grey — font).
















Tutorial updated by Melissa Roth. (2011-07-29)

Tutorial updated by Trish Van Bolderen. (2012-08-09)