Issue with Word template (Office 2007)
Thread poster: Francoise Perigaut
Francoise Perigaut
Germany
Local time: 11:46
German to French
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Feb 12, 2011

I use MemoQ on a machine with Office 2007 installed. When I shut it down in the evening, it will ask me as many times as I've imported doc-files in MemoQ during the day if I want to save the changes to the Word template. The procedure takes ages when I've worked on projects with a lot of small files.

When I asked why this happens, I was pointed to this link:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/CAT-Tools/MemoQ/FAQ#Microsoft_Office_2007_and_Office_versions_below_2000

Deleting the templates from the Word Startup folder and loading them only when needed, as suggested there, is not an option for me, though, as I need them all the time.

Has anybody found an acceptable workaround for this problem? I seriously am on the edge of giving up on MemoQ because of it.


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Gergely Vandor
Hungary
Local time: 11:46
English to Hungarian
workarounds Feb 12, 2011

Hello Francoise,

Continuing our support conversation...

You could ensure that no Word windows are open when you work with memoQ. (More specifically, ensure that no instances of Word are running, you could use the Task manager to check and "kill" any instances of Winword.exe.)

The problem is simply not solvable "cleanly" far as I know: with the new template format of Word 2007 (and probably above, I'm not sure how Word 2010 behaves), you always run into problems with more than one instance of Word running. And memoQ needs to run its own copies for specific tasks.

It might also help to understand when memoQ needs to run Word for help. You could ask yourself if you can avoid these.

-Spellchecking with the Office checker. Hunspell is not affected.
-Import of .doc files (and .rtf, depending on the settings, or if review creation is turned on).
-Creating preview for .docx files. Importing .docx files with preview creation off is not affected.

I hope this helps. If it doesn't, let's hope that some Word gurus can come up with something more.

Gergely


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Francoise Perigaut
Germany
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Thanks Feb 12, 2011

Just closing Word each time I will work with MemoQ would be the easiest solution indeed.
But I'm so used to always have Word open, I use it all the time, for me it is just a "makeshift" solution.


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