MemoQ clean and unclean files
Thread poster: Katherine Angel
Katherine Angel  Identity Verified
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Aug 4, 2008

Hello - I use MemoQ rather than Trados or WordFast, and I have been asked to translate a document and send back both the 'clean and unclean' files. I know that in Trados and WordFast this is possible but I am not sure that it is in MemoQ. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case - and if is possible in MemoQ, to alert me how to do so? Many thanks!

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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Possible it is... Aug 4, 2008

at least according to http://en.kilgray.com/?q=node/products/memoq/formats&settings. However, you will need to get hold of a Trados demo version (or seek the help of a friendly colleague) in order to presegment the file and clean it after translation.

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Tomasz Sienicki  Identity Verified
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No problem at all Aug 4, 2008

to produce the clean file, click "Export (stored path)"

to produce the unclean file, click "Export bilingual" and choose "Trados compatible bilingual DOC"


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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Is that the real thing? Aug 4, 2008

Tomasz Sienicki wrote:

to produce the clean file, click "Export (stored path)"

to produce the unclean file, click "Export bilingual" and choose "Trados compatible bilingual DOC"



Interesting. But will this produce a file in the original layout or just the segments with Trados coding in between, similar to External View in Deja Vu? Katherine's client probably counts on getting a file that looks as if it was processed with Trados, which AFAIK you can only get by presegmenting it in Trados first (also eliminates eventual segmentation differences).

Although I must admit that I do not know MemoQ too well and I may be wrong.


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David Turner  Identity Verified
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Just export the file as "Trados compatible bilingual doc" Aug 4, 2008

... in "Export bilingual".
No need for Trados presegmenting provided you have the latest version.

Rds,
David Turner


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Tomasz Sienicki  Identity Verified
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yes Aug 4, 2008

Wolfgang Jörissen wrote:

will this produce a file in the original layout


Yes. That's why it's called "Trados compatible"


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David Turner  Identity Verified
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Original file layout Aug 4, 2008

Wolfgang Jörissen wrote:
But will this produce a file in the original layout or just the segments with Trados coding in between, similar to External View in Deja Vu?


The file in its original layout.
Although there may be slight variations in segmentation rules, in practice segmentation will vary more from one translator to another than between TWB and MemoQ.

Rds,
David Turner


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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Thanks guys Aug 4, 2008

Learned something

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Katherine Angel  Identity Verified
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Thank you. And yet... Aug 4, 2008

Hello! Many thanks for these. I have tried doing as you suggest (clicking "Export bilingual" ) but the end product is simply the document in English (the target language) and not a bilingual document. Any ideas what may have gone wrong? I have tried it several times but still no luck....

Thanks! Katherine


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Tomasz Sienicki  Identity Verified
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Aug 4, 2008

To verify whether the exported document is bilingual try pressing the ¶ button in Word (sorry if you knew that).

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Katherine Angel  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Aug 4, 2008

No I didn't know that! Thank you so much! Best wishes, Katherine

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