Working with inx files in MemoQ
Thread poster: Dorothy Schaps

Dorothy Schaps  Identity Verified
Germany
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German to English
Nov 11, 2011

Hi all,

I've just had an enquiry from a client asking whether I can handle inx files. The end customer would be sending inx files and would require inx files sent back.

I've been searching fruitlessly for some in-depth info on how MemoQ handles inx files. All I found in the help was "memoQ currently fully supports INX files created in versions CS2, CS3, and CS4 of InDesign®." However I have a feeling that I won't be able to export back to inx. Is this correct? Does any special segmentation have to be done to the files before I can use them?

Thanks for your help!


 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
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Go ahead Nov 11, 2011

MemoQ handles .inx files fine, and the finished translation is exported as .inx.

However, I always do a test for customers, so that they can verify that the files exported by MemoQ are OK for them.


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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No problem at all! Nov 11, 2011

I regularly handle INX files with memoQ, and more recently also IDML files (the files from InDesign 5), with no problem or difficulty at all. Just make sure all tags are there as you translate!icon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2011-11-11 14:42 GMT]


 

Dorothy Schaps  Identity Verified
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Fantastic! Nov 11, 2011

Wow! Thanks Tomás! That is great to hear! No idea why I thought it wouldn't work - I must have got inx confused with some other file format!

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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;-) Nov 11, 2011

Just feel free to get in touch in case you have any queries about how to handle the format. Although it is tremendously simple: wherever there are tags, it's best to copy the source to the target and translate the text around the tags. memoQ will show a warning (the lightning icon) if you are missing any tags.

 

Dorothy Schaps  Identity Verified
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Thanks Tomás! Nov 11, 2011

It seems to be as easy as translating a word file!icon_smile.gif

 

Dorothy Schaps  Identity Verified
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Good idea JL01! Nov 11, 2011

Thank you as well, I only just saw your post - there seems to have been a delay! I suggested that to the client - seems to be a doubly good idea seeming as I've never worked with inx files in memoQ before!

 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Languageterminal or memoQ route for .inx files? Mar 4, 2013

What is better: import an InDesign .inx file directly into memoQ, or use
languageterminal.com to create a .mqxlz file and translate that? I am just starting to get InDesign files and would like to hear from people who have tried the two different workflows.

Michael


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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INX/IDML vs. INDD Mar 5, 2013

Michael Beijer wrote:
What is better: import an InDesign .inx file directly into memoQ, or use
languageterminal.com to create a .mqxlz file and translate that? I am just starting to get InDesign files and would like to hear from people who have tried the two different workflows.

The full benefits of languageterminal.com materialize if you have the native .INDD file. If you only have exported text (.INX or .IDML), you'd probably be better off importing it directly in memoQ. Btw, .INX is used by older versions of InDesign/Creative Suite. You may want to check if .IDML would be available.


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Thanks Dominique! Mar 5, 2013

The client was in a hurry and ended up just sending me a TTX, but I'll keep what you said about IDML files in mind for next time.

 


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