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FAQ

Application

What applications does TippyTerm® work with?
TippyTerm® works with all text-oriented Windows applications. At the press of a button, valid terms can be inserted directly at the cursor position into any software that allows text input via clipboard. Thus, for example, coherent terminology checks and corrections are possible within the Microsoft Office family, as well as directly in the creation of parts lists, drawings, presentations, websites and much more.
What is the so called Author support?
Thanks to the integrated author support, the list of selectable terms changes during input into the input box of the TippyTerm® bar– only terms containing the typed string are displayed. This ensures the searched term is found quickly and easily, and can be inserted at the cursor position.
What is the difference between term- and concept-oriented? What about TippyTerm®?
TippyTerm® is deliberately term-oriented. By capturing further information on a term, such as abbreviation and description, as well as linking to other terms, files and/or websites, concept orientated work is possible.
How is TippyTerm® supporting the creation of terminology? How do existing terms enter TippyTerm®?
To fill the terminology, TippyTerm® offers the following functions: Import: Import of existing whitelists, blacklists or complete lists formatted as text (columns separated by semicolon), Word or Excel. Edit: Manual entry of allowed and non-allowed terms and their additional information (description, reason for prohibition, translations). TermExtract: Automatic extraction of words from a document (text or Word format) which are not contained in a so-called stopword list. This method is also recommended for the final control of documents on different spellings of the used words. Translation: Import of translation lists and creating language assignments between allowed terms. Export: Export the current terminology to .csv and .xls files. These can be imported by means of import, and thus form a simple interface between users who do not access the same database.
Is it possible to manage customers with different terminological specifications and priorities separately?
TippyTerm® offers a two-level access concept: You can define customers and assign them to responsible persons who are able to immediately maintain the terminologies of their customers. For every customer, you can define several terminologies (context), so that you can handle special cases as well. This makes it possible to manage terminologies by different responsible persons, e.g. for different customers or business units – without losing sight of them.
What is the difference between the whitelists, blacklist and the complete lists?
The whitelist consists of allowed terms, optionally with abbreviation and description, as well as additional fields, if defined. The blacklist consists of non-allowed terms with their allowed terms, optionally with a non-allowed abbreviation and a description stating why the entry is not allowed. The complete list combines both lists. Its structure corresponds to the blacklist, but the list contains additional lines with allowed terms.
Can images and other files be integrated into TippyTerm®?
You can add links to files into the description field of a term, as well as links to internet pages and to other entries in the terminology list. Direct integration of files is not possible.
Is TippyTerm® Unicode-capable?
Yes, TippyTerm® is Unicode-capable and supports terminology management for all languages, including languages that do not use the Latin alphabet, e.g. Greek, Cyrillic, Chinese, etc. The only prerequisite is that Arial Unicode MS is installed on your PC.
Can a term be maintained in several languages?
Yes, terms can be created in several languages. Assigning allowed terms between different languages (“translation”) is performed manually or by importing translation lists.
Can the defined translations of a term be displayed in the TippyTerm® bar (Translation help / Dictionary function)?
Yes. In the selection list of the TippyTerm® bar, all the translations and other accompanying information stored for a term are displayed using the F1 function.
Can users without writing rights suggest new terms or changes in the existing terminology?
TippyTerm® has a built-in workflow: All users can make suggestions for whitelists and blacklists of any terminology, using the TippyTerm® bar, TermExtract or the “Keyword” section. TippyTerm® shows the suggestions to the respective responsible persons, who can now directly accept, correct or delete the suggestions.
Is multiple simultaneous access (read/write) to the database possible for different users?
Yes, multiple simultaneous access is possible. Changes to the database are immediately available to users.
Is working via LAN/WAN on a single database possible or does the database has to be copied locally to each computer?
The database should not be copied to each computer, if several users are to use the same terminology. The database will typically be available as a file on the file system and be available to all users. Users must have write access.
Is there a live demo of TippyTerm®?
No, because TippyTerm® is not web-based. But, we have provided tutorials for you: https://www.youtube.com/user/SysKonGmbH

System

What are the system requirements for the installation of TippyTerm®?
  • Pentium 266 MHz or higher
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP incl. x64 Edition, Vista, 7 to 10 (32 and 64 Bit)
  • Main memory: 64 MB RAM
  • Hard disk: At least 40 MB (depends on the size of your database)
  • User write access to HKEY Current User (HKCU) in the registry
What happens to my data during a software update?
An update is usually done by replacing the EXE file. The database is not overwritten. If the update is carried out by reinstallation, the installation of a new database can be rejected. In both cases, the previous data are available in the new version one-to-one.
Is a separate database required?
The TippyTerm® database is installed with TippyTerm® and can then be filled immediately via suggestion for users, and for responsible persons via the functions Edit, TermExtract or Import). No further database is required or accepted.

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