Using the ToolBook Translation System (TTS) Translator

If your application is to have multiple sources (for multilingual applications, for example), you can use the ToolBook Translation System (TTS) Translator to translate your content. The TTS Translator utility works with runtime ToolBook; it does NOT require an authoring version of ToolBook. The TTS Translator does NOT require your application book.


Before using the TTS Translator:

1.   Complete adding all content for one source or language.

2.   Use the Setup Sources tool to duplicate your completed database for each additional source. To do this, when you add each source use the Duplicate option (from the browse button in the database fields) to create its database.


To use the TTS Translator, the person translating must have the following files:

  1. The installation files for the TTS Translator application. After receiving these files, the person translating must install the TTS Translator by running setup.exe. The installation files are:


If you downloaded TTS from the web, the above files are in the self-extracting installation file for the version of ToolBook you're using. For example, the file:




is the self-extracting installation for the TTS Translator for ToolBook 9.


If you ordered TTS on a CD, the above files are in:


<CD Drive>\ToolBook 9\translator\


or a similar directory for your version of ToolBook.


  1. Your application's .tts file.

  2. All of your source databases (which contain identical data at the start).

  3. Optional: Your application book, if you want the translator to be able to view it when translating.


These files can be located anywhere. The easiest setup, however, is to locate the .tts file and your book (if included) in the same directory as the translator files, and to locate your databases in the same location relative to the .tts file as on the development machine.


For details on using the ToolBook Translation System Translator, see the ToolBook Translation System Translator Help.