Exactly that, Stefan!
IMHO it would be good if any change made by a user to a project template (both during project creation/configuration and while translating), would have to be confirmed by the user. Such as with a "Save changes to project template (yes/no)" dialogue, where the user is prompted to click on a button. If the user choses "No", the PT would be left unchanged. This would let a user modify a current project with the changes being remembered for said project only, without altering the PT.
I was recently wondering where all the strange tags were coming from, in my OCR'ed native cafetran projects, only to find out some days later that I must have changed the "MS Word OCR" file format option to "MS Word", non-OCR, in the project configuration window in one of my previous projects. As such a setting affects the PT, asking the user to confirm changes to the PT would have helped here, too.
Let's hope at least in an answer.
I totally agree.
The PTs were working as intended when they were introduced. Then, on a user's request, the mechanism was introduced that changes in the attached project, would be reflected in the PTs. Then troubles started. I don't understand this design decision: a PT is a set of rules on how to translate projects of a certain type. Why would these rules change without giving human instructions to do so?
I also came to the conclusion that the current Dashboard with its many clickable resources are nice. When you have 2 clients.
Currently I'm thinking that a plain and simple wizard would be a better solution to create PTs if you have a lot of clients. A few steps, like:
I can stand all other current issues, but this one really unnerves me because of the time lost and especially because when I reopen a project after having worked on a different one I'm never sure to find all and the same resources intact.
I don't like to be forced to manually record all per-job settings somewhere.
Different, but still weird experience here: In the middle of a large JP-IT project I had to switch to a different JP-IT one for an urgent job, then when I returned to the large project only the TDB was set correctly, while the set TM was that of the small project. Only, I realized that too late and for hours I kept feeding the wrong TM.
Oh yeah, one might tell me that I should check everything better before starting to translate.
Duh, it looks that the actual project was that thought I selected the correct PT, the SL hadden't changed from EN to DE!!!
Hey Igor, you asked my (after watching a video that I created): Exactly where did CafeTran Espresso lose the attached resources?
I just had that!
I created an en-GB to nl-NL project to demo the Project > Preview feature.
After that I thought it was time to make some money. So I loaded an de-DE to nl-NL Project Template and guess what:
The resources (nt glossary, qa glossary, memory) are listed in the Dashboard but not selected.
Perhaps the change of the source language is the culprit here?