drag and drop in MemoQ
Thread poster: simon tanner

simon tanner  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 17:20
Italian to English
+ ...
Oct 28, 2009

Is it not possible to drag and drop text in MemoQ? I seem to be unable to do it, at any rate. This is such a basic and useful editing function that I can't believe it's unavailable. Do I have to press some button as well as use my mouse, for example?

Appreciate any enlightenment


 

Tomasz Sienicki  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 17:20
Member (2007)
Danish to Polish
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Not in 3.x Oct 28, 2009

simon tanner wrote:
Is it not possible to drag and drop text in MemoQ?


This functionality is not available in MQ yet, but it's been promised in the next version (4.0). In the meantime, use Ctrl+X, Ctrl-V...


 

simon tanner  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 17:20
Italian to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
thanks Oct 28, 2009

Thanks Tomasz,
yes, that's what I've been doing - bit of a drag, though, if you'll excuse the pun.
Roll on version 4.0...


 

Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:20
German to Spanish
Hm? Oct 28, 2009

simon tanner wrote:

Is it not possible to drag and drop text in MemoQ? This is such a basic and useful editing function that I can't believe it's unavailable.


Drag and drop a text? which application can do that? and for what should be good? to move a file with Drag&drop can be helpful but for a few words?

I understand that you mean to select a text part and then with drag and drop put it in another part/document? Is this, right?

Well, keyboard shortcuts are 100% efficient, easier and faster. With drags and drops you only risk arthritis in your forefingericon_biggrin.gif


Regards


 

Boris Sigalov
Local time: 18:20
English to Russian
Drag and drop is faster and more efficient. Oct 29, 2009

Fernando Toledo wrote:

Drag and drop a text?


Yes.


Fernando Toledo wrote:

which application can do that?


Deja Vu for example.


Fernando Toledo wrote:

and for what should be good? to move a file with Drag&drop can be helpful but for a few words?


It's useful for both files and parts of a text. I use drag and drop very often while translating.


Fernando Toledo wrote:

I understand that you mean to select a text part and then with drag and drop put it in another part/document? Is this, right?


Yes.


Fernando Toledo wrote:

Well, keyboard shortcuts are 100% efficient, easier and faster.


No, I can't agree. I extensively use various keyboard shortcuts but in this particular case drag and drop is faster and more efficient.


 

simon tanner  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 17:20
Italian to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
agree with Boris Oct 31, 2009

Exactly Boris.
I also use a lot of keyboard shortcuts, but drag and drop is much quicker and more intuitive than cut and paste.
Fernando - what translating/writing software CAN'T do it? You can do it in Trados and DejàVu, as well in Word and any other word-processing software


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:20
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Please, drag and drop files when adding documents Oct 31, 2009

Honestly I don't quite see the need to drag and drop text, but another drag and drop functionality that would be tremendously helpful would be to be able to drag and drop files from Windows' explorer to add translatable documents to the projects in the Project manager (and in the Server Administrator).

 

Gergely Vandor
Hungary
Local time: 17:20
English to Hungarian
drag and drop in the project manager works Oct 31, 2009

You *can* add documents using drag and drop. You can drop them into the document list or on the Project manager tab. It doesn't work in the server administrator, but that interface is awaiting a complete overhaul anyway for memoQ 4.0.

Gergely


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:20
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Oops, indeed! Oct 31, 2009

Gergely Vandor wrote:
drag and drop in the project manager works

Dumb me. Indeed it does! Sorry then. As we mostly use the server administrator, we really look forward to the new interface in 4.0!icon_smile.gif


 

David Turner  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:20
French to English
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"Almost" drag and drop through AHK Nov 2, 2009

simon tanner wrote:
Is it not possible to drag and drop text in MemoQ?
Appreciate any enlightenment


It will be possible in the upcoming version 4.
In the meantime, I use this AHK script which does more or less the same job.
Having selected some text with the left mouse button, keep the button held down (don't release it first as you do in real drag and drop), then press the right button to copy, or hold the right button down longer to cut. Move to the new position and press and hold down the right button again to paste.

/*
COPY - CUT - PAST with Mouse by Art
--------------------------------
LeftMouse+RightMouse = COPY
LeftMouse+RightMouseHold = CUT
RightMouseHold = Paste
*/
RButton::
Critical
IF GetKeyState("LButton") {
KeyWait, RButton, T.5
Action := (ErrorLevel = 1) ? 58 : 43 ; vk58=x, vk43=c
SendInput, {LButton Up}
MouseClick, WheelUp, 0, 0, 0, 0,, R
SendInput, ^{vk%Action%}

} Else {
KeyWait, RButton, T.5
If ErrorLevel = 1
{
SendInput, ^{vk56} ; vk56=v

}
Else
SendInput, {RButton}
}
RETURN


 


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