It's as simple as this, when you start a new project:
In the Project Configuration dialogue box, select a path to your Dropbox.
Regarding keeping your TMX files in your Dropbox: same procedure, place them there, navigate to them when opening them.
Regarding your glossaries: that's a little more difficult, since you'll have to create a Resource definition file for them (see the wiki). This RES files should point to the location of your glossary in the Dropbox.
Please do not move any ongoing projects to the Dropbox. Finish them first.
Hans CafeTran Wiki: In the Project Configuration dialogue box, select a path to your Dropbox.
And CafeTran will remember that path (and any other paths you specified earlier). They'll show up in the drop-down menu under Project location.
If you use a Mac: I created an AppleScript that runs whenever you run CT, and shows you the Finder with the right path (in my case a folder in... DropBox) as the frontmost window. So it's a matter of saving the source file there, and Bob's your uncle.
Bernard Armstrong: I'd like to be able to save the work in progress (current project) plus the TM I am generating and any glossary that I might create.
The project resources will also be created in the same spot as the project, in our case, the DropBox folder.
Other resources are more troublesome on a Mac, since Igor still hasn't macified the Finder for them. On the other hand, those other resources will show up in the Dashboard, so once created, they shouldn't present any problems.
>The project resources will also be created in the same spot as the project, in our case, the DropBox folder.
Wasn't the DropBox the old Mac thing?
>Other resources are more troublesome on a Mac, since Igor still hasn't macified the Finder for them. On the other hand, those other resources will show up in the Dashboard, so once created, they shouldn't present any problems.
He has promised to fix that in the next update, if I'm not mistaken. I'm happy about that. Just had another novice user utterly bewildered by this old file chooser.
Hans CafeTran Wiki: Wasn't the DropBox the old Mac thing?
Could very well be. But then again, I'm also an old Mac thing.
He has promised to fix that in the next update
I believe it when I see it.
Thanks so far, but can I clear a couple of things up, please?
Hans Said: Please do not move any ongoing projects to the Dropbox. Finish them first.
I didn't know about the Project Configuration Setting procedure when I started, so I didn't select that as an option.
I now want to make an on-going back up of the rather long file I am working on, so how do I do that?
I haven't figured out where CT is storing files. In one of Igor's postings he states that it basically stores everything in the "home" directory c:/cafetran. But exploring that I have found a Folder Structure.
Within that I haven't found which files relate to the work I am doing. More worryingly, there is nothing in the project folder.
Where is the TM that I believe I created when I started experimenting with CT? Plus, where is the project I am currently working on? It is saving somewhere, because when I open the programme it opens up the work so far and, as I work, when there are matches (from the TM) I am shown them.
Thanks again for your help. I am sure these things are so second nature to the established user that they don't remember how confusing it all was for a newbie ;)
I am attempting to upload a screen shot showing what I see when I navigate to the root directory - along with the empty project folder.
BA: I didn't know about the Project Configuration Setting procedure when I started, so I didn't select that as an option.
In the current project, select Project | Project Configuration
You should see something like:
If that doesn't work for completely unknown reasons, search your drive for the extension .xlf which is the project file located in the project folder.
Set it up! Thank you very much gentlemen. I am so inexperienced with some technologies that I have been using dropbox for years, but only online! I had been manually uploading to Dropbox any file I wished to save there. I had no idea you needed to install a programme to create a folder on your own computer which would synchronise with the Dropbox Cloud site :). Funny how it never occurred to me to wonder why it was called Dropbox. I guess I just thought it was called that because you could drag and drop to the online storage space.
You can also install a Dropbox app on your smartphone or tablet: very handy if you're on holiday and a client urgently needs an old translation.
Just as a side remark:
Dropbox is a kind of standard, maybe superior to any other cloud service (some Mac/iOS apps use it as backup alternative to ICloud). But if you do not want to or if you cannot use Dropbox for whatever reasons and if you prefer a "personal" solution on your own, you can use ownCloud (that includes apps for Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and even Windows). But beware: Your files then depend on your webspace and/or your webspace provider. The installation on server side is somewhat fiddly, your provider might perhaps offer some installation scripts for this
I have seen it suggested on a couple of forum posts I have read that CT can save to Dropbox. That seems a brilliant idea. The only thing is I can't figure out how to change the default settings for saving anything. Ort is that in fact not what I need to do to be able to do this.
I'd like to be able to save the work in progress (current project) plus the TM I am generating and any glossary that I might create.
Thanks in advance for helping a real newbie to CT