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Understanding SDM interface
Docking and floating panes
SDM uses “docakble” panes to display properties and other information for working with user dictionaries entries. These dockable panes can be moved around independently, or they can be docked to the SDM application window.
Right-click on the title bar of a SDM window to display a popup menu.
Opening multiple dictionaries
You can open multiple dictionaries at the same time.Each dictionary will appear on a tab in the main SDM window. Click on a tab to view and work with that dictionary.
Working with the SDM panes
Dictionary panes can be placed in different positions on the SDM window.
1. Right-click a dictionary tab to open a popup menu.
2. Select a display option from the popup. You can also click, hold and drag a dictionary tab to move it to a new location.
3. Right click on an any dictionary pane to open a popup menu. You can then set this pane to hide or float. You can also click, hold and drag any SDM pane to move it to a new location.
SDM command menus
The SDM menu bar includes six dropdown menus: File, Edit, View, Dictionary, Window, Help
The Window menu allows you to close, display, and arrange multiple dictionaries in the SDM environment.
The Help menu allows you to display version information for SDM and to link direclty to SYSTRAN’s online support.
|New||Create a new dictionary|
|Open||Open an existing dictionary|
|Save||Save the current dictionary|
|Save As||Save the current dictionary with a new name|
|Save All||Save all open dictionaries|
|Publish||Publish the current dictionary|
|Close||Close the currently open dictionary|
|Print the currently open dictionary|
|Print preview||Preview the print layout|
|Page setup||Set up the dictionary page layout|
|Import…||Import a file into the active dictionary or create a new dictionary|
|Export…||Export the active dictionary|
|Undo||Undo most recent edit|
|Redo||Redo most recent undone edit|
|Cut||Cut an entry|
|Copy||Copy an entry|
|Paste||Pate an entry|
|Delete||Delete an entry|
|Select All||Select the entire dictionary|
|Find next||Find next instance of text|
|Display Duplicate entries||Display duplicate entries in the dictionary|
|Search all dictionaries||Search for a term in all dictionaries|
|Lookup Operators||URL Operator
Phone number Operator
Chemical Formula Operator
|Dictionary Columns||Select columns of information to display in the main screen|
|Entry properties||Display a panel showoing entry properites (part of speect, etc)|
|Textual Lookup Operators||Add a reference to a complex entity (e.g.numerical) included in a UD entry|
|Mark headwords||Mark the headwords in each entry|
|Autosize Row Heights||Select to have SDM automatically set the height of the dictionary entry rows|
|Dictionary Properties||Select columns of information to display in the main screen|
|Code selection||Code a selected entry|
|Code All||Code all of the dictionary entries|
|Change Entry Type||Multinlingual
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