ToolBook Translation System 11.5 is now available! With a new user interface, the ability to have identically-named objects in different groups, explicit support for Text Panes and other catalog objects, a Word Count feature, ToolBook 11.5, 11, 10.5, 10, 9.5, and 9.0 support, and more, this is a MUST HAVE version.

Store (and restore) ALL content from your ToolBook application in an Access database.

Multilingual Applications Made Easy 

Use ToolBook Translation System (TTS) to swap field text (including formatting), button captions, question feedback, captions and body text of Text Pane catalog objects, text of Marquee, Shadowed Text Field, and Bullet catalog objects, and user properties, all based on language or another criteria such as reading level. It will even restore hotword hyperlinks and action sequences. TTS will even let you set different object positions and fonts by language. It will notify you and even fix problems like unnamed objects or ones with duplicate names. Change database sources “on the fly” if deploying natively or just build for a particular source and then publish to the web.

Streamline Development  

Manage your content within the database and “rebuild” your book whenever content needs to be updated.

Special Tools

TTS has special author-level tools for creating the database based on your ToolBook file. It will validate your object names, automatically grab user properties if desired, allow you to stick with plain text if desired, and more. 

Determine Translation Level of Effort  

Use the new "Word Count" feature to display the number of words and number of characters (both including and not including spaces) per language source.

"Translator" Application Included

Use this special application for creating and editing your other source databases field by field, caption by caption, and definition by definition. You can even send the Translator application onto your translation team! One copy of the Translator is included with your development license. Additional copies are available for $695.

ToolBook Translation System Price

Description Price
ToolBook Translation System (Full Version). Includes one copy of the Translator application. $995
ToolBook Translation System (Upgrade from Version 2) $335
ToolBook Translation System (Upgrade from Content Connection) $655
ToolBook Translation System Translator (Additional License) $695
1 year technical support (email only) $495

Call: 1-888-ToolBK-1 (1-888-866-5251)
or use the Platte Canyon Web Order Form to place your order on-line!

TTS is available for ToolBook 9.0, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, and 11.5. Educational and multiple-copy discounts are available.

User Comments

  • Wow…worked great! All I have to do now is just to expand the fields in some of the text panes and select the field and click on “selection bounds & fonts” under “Write properties” to update the database. This is really great Jeff!!!!! Huge time saver for us!
  • We use Content Connection from Platte Canyon. Right now we use it for Portuguese and Chinese versions of our programs. It is much more than a database to swap out content. You will pay a very small price compared to what it would take for you to develop something even remotely similar in functionality, robustness, and ease of use.
  • Important things to note: ONE ToolBook with all languages - a huge file management benefit. Ease of use for your translators. If somewhere down the line you find that you need a new language - no problem. You are all set up to very easily add the new language assuming that you can find someone to do the translation. If you have media that also needs to be translated, Platte Canyon has a similar product for media. (They sell a bundled connection package for under $2000.)
  • We offer our programs in multiple languages in both a native and web-based format. To do this, we use Platte Canyon's Content Connection which stores the text in a database for native TB use. Then, when we are ready to publish the foreign language version to DHTML, we select the language that we wish to publish to. The fields are populated with the correct language and we do the export.
  • I've used TB Connection for a very large project, a math application in Danish that needed to be translated into Norwegian. And it is a very very cool tool indeed. Another side effect besides translating is that you could use it to speed up development by creating "template" applications. So instead of different languages, you could "translate" from one level to another (a Physics app from 5th to 6th grade and so on.) Doing it this way allows your subject matter experts to create new courses based on the same "framework" as one original book. And they don't even need ToolBook to do so. This puts some restrictions on the structure of the new files, so it won't work on all applications. But it is a very cheap/quick way to get stuff done. (BTW I don't work for Platte Canyon:-), I just think it's a cool tool).
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