Auto-propagation between multiple documents
Thread poster: Piotr Zięba

Piotr Zięba  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:53
English to Polish
Apr 13, 2011


I have created a project in memoQ using two identical DOC files.
I've translated some segments in the first file and then opened the second file. I thought that my translations would get propageted to the second document but this never happened.icon_frown.gif
The TM shows 101% hits but I have to manually insert them.
In the Auto-propagation settings the option "Allow auto-propagation" is checked (propagate backward and forward).

Shouldn't memoQ auto-propagate translations in this case?

The second scenario is proofreading a document. I had two very very similar documents and changed some translated segments during proofreading. I expected that memoQ will propagate my changes between documents but nothing happened.icon_frown.gif

Has memoQ the capability to auto-propagate between several documents?

Best regards,


Arkadi Burkov  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:53
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Create a view Apr 14, 2011

Create a view (that is merge you docs in one view) if you want auto-propagation to apply to both documents.
Hope this helps.


Piotr Zięba  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:53
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Thanks Apr 14, 2011

Great tip! (I've never used "views" before)
Thank you, Arkadi.

I still find myself trying to do everything like I did in Trados 2007 but it seems I need to switch my way of thinking to another dimension.icon_wink.gif


Michal Glowacki  Identity Verified
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view or pretranslate Apr 14, 2011

You can do 2 things.

1. As Arkadi suggested, create a view of all the files - they will be virtually glued together and the auto-propagation will work like a charm. Of course, the real files will be also updated, so you don't have to worry about that.

2. If you don't want to work on views, you can always translate file 1 and then pre-translate file 2. It's a work-around rather than a solution.

I think creating a view is the best idea, especially if you have more than 2 files and would like to auto-propagate them.

Hope this helps.


Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
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Feature, not a bug Apr 14, 2011

It is a design decision - any change affects only the "visible" (be it a grid or documents selected in the project overview). It might be also worth mentioning that the principle also applies to filtered views - if you exclude some segments from the display by filtering, global changes will not affect those segments.


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