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Create a new phrase file

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To create a new empty phrase file:
  1. Open the main program window.
  2. Click File » Open » Local phrase file , choose the storage location and enter the desired file name for the new phrase file.
  3. Select, if an additional file node shall be added or if any existing phrase file shall be replaced with the new file:

Replaced phrase files will not be deleted but remain on the hard disk.

The phrase file name must be different for each of multiple loaded phrase files.

Access to a local phrase file by 3rd party programs is read and write locked for the entire time PhraseExpress is running. E.g. a 3rd party backup cannot backup the phrase file while PhraseExpress is running or a cloud synchronization service stuck syncing a phrase file. We recommend to exclude the phrase file from the backup and instead let it backup the backup files created by PhraseExpress.

Do not store the phrase database on a network drive or in a cloud synchronization directory. Instead, use a directory of your local hard disk to avoid problems if the network connection is not available on PhraseExpress program startup, or if the cloud service accesses the database file at the same time as PhraseExpress. To share phrases with other installations, consider using the synchronization function or an SQL server.

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