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OpenEdge Development: Visual Translator
Getting Started : Installing and opening a kit
 
Installing and opening a kit
After you start the Visual Translator, your next step is to install or open the kit that you received from the project manager. The project manager will send you a separate kit for each target language.
You install a kit if the project manager sends you the kit as a compressed (.zip) file. The project manager might compress a kit to reduce the size of the database and make it easier to send. When you install a kit, the Visual Translator decompresses it. Therefore, you have to install a kit only when you first receive it from the project manager. After you install a kit, you can close and open it until you have completed translating.
You open a kit once you have initially installed it. If the project manager did not compress the kit, you can open it without first installing it. When you open a kit, the Visual Translator connects to the kit database.
The Visual Translator saves any changes as soon as you make them. To close an uncompressed kit, choose FileClose. The Visual Translator disconnects the kit database. Choose FileReturn Kit only when you want to compress the kit before you return it.
Installing a Kit
Next, you need to get the kit onto your computer.
To install a kit on your computer:
1. Choose FileInstall Kit. The Install Zip File dialog box appears:
2. In the Project Directory field, type the pathname of the working directory you created for the kit in the “Setting up your environment” section.
3. In the Zip Filename field, enter the name of the kit (.zip) file, then choose OK. The Visual Translator automatically installs and then opens the kit.
After you install and open a kit, you can import a glossary (see the “Importing a glossary” section) or you can start translating procedures right away (see Chapter 3, “Translating”).
Opening a kit in single-user mode
The simplest way to work with a kit is to open it in single-user mode.
To open a decompressed kit or a previosly installed kit:
1. Choose the Open button. The Open Kit Database dialog box appears:
2. Select the directory that contains the kit.
3. Select the database (.db) file that contains the kit you want, then choose OK. The Visual Translator displays the names of the application procedure (usually .p and .w) files contained in the kit in the Procedures tab folder.
After you open a kit, you can import a glossary (see the “Importing a glossary” section) or you can start translating procedures (see Chapter 3, “Translating”).