Work with phrase files

PhraseExpress can load phrase database files from multiple locations simultaneously and combines all phrase files in a combined tree structure.

You can create, load, save, unload, move, import, export and password-protect phrase files in PhraseExpress.

Most commands under the File menu refer to the currently selected phrase file node in the left tree view of the main program window.

The root icon in the tree view depends if you use PhraseExpress stand-alone, with a PhraseExpress or a SQL server:


Local phrase file

Local Phrase File

Phrase files have the extension .pexdb and contain the phrase folder structure, phrase contents, autotext and hotkey settings, program restrictions and access permissions.

The default name is phrases.pexdb unless you saved your phrases under a new file name.

Multiple users share phrases in a team. PhraseExpress will then synchronize and merge changes.

PhraseExpress Server file

PhraseExpress Server connection

Example: (IP address of the PhraseExpress Server)

The phrase file is hosted by the PhraseExpress Server and is shared with all users connected to the PhraseExpress Server.

SQL database

SQL Server connection

Example: Computername:d:\data\phrases.pexsql

PhraseExpress loads the phrases from a Microsoft SQL server.

Cloud file

Phrase file stored in a cloud storage sync folder

This phrase file is loaded from a cloud service to provide phrases of a Mac or an iOS device.

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