Program settings / General


Standard currency

The currency you use when booking your financial transactions.

Invoicing basis ( word/line ) -- line specification

'Standard line' is a text measure still sometimes used. In TOM, the figure set here is used in the text counting function and in the TM analysis to calculate the given number of text lines. Also, in translator profiles it is used to calculate the effective prices in case a translator is using a pricing mode different from yours.


Date separator and format for screen display

This information is important for displaying some dates on various program screens.


Taxation base

'Taxation by invoice date' / 'Taxation by payment date'. This option has some effect on the reports generated in the Finance module.



This freelancer income tax typically appears on invoices in Italy and Spain and some other countries.



The following details are used as default entries when creating new client records. They can be edited in each client profile.

Client currency

The standard or 1st currency on invoices to a client.

If different from your own currency enter the exchange rate "Rate > own curr."

> Enter '1' when it is identical

TOM offers the option of displaying your own currency on invoices in addition to the client's (different) currency.


VAT (Sales tax) rate

Standard VAT/GST rate that you normally charge on your invoice amounts.

Credit and reminder periods

This information is used in calculating the reminder status in the Finance Module.




Currency / VAT (Sales tax) rate



Invoicing unit / Specifications

These values will be used as default entries when creating new translator records, especially line or word count. In the case of line count, define the line specification as well (e.g. 1 line = 52 characters). TOM calculates the effective price in the case of differences in translator specs from the own specs.





The backup process will store backup copies of DATA.fmp12 and DicDat.fmp12. Two folders can be defined for that: Two alternative backups will save the files to each of those folders.

Using the backup files if needed
In case the backup copies need to be used (disk crash, damaged program file) the needed backup file must be renamed (e.g.  Data_Back.FMP12 becomes DATA.fmp12) and the damaged file in the main TOM program folder .

An automatic backup can be set for each time TOM is closed on the host computer.


Password required to delete records

Here you can define a password which is needed in the deletion of records (clients, translators, projects and finance).