HELP! Pretranslate not working
Thread poster: Luca Tutino

Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 14:04
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English to Italian
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Jul 1, 2016

In an almost finished 10000 words on server translation, I hit by mistake a key combination which selected all my string and replaced them with the source language. I see that my translation is in the TM. Each segment gives a 102% match. But if I try to pretranslate, it does not do anything... Can you please help ?

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Annamaria Amik  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:04
Romanian to English
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Undo? Jul 1, 2016

Can't you just undo that with Ctrl+Z? You probably pressed Ctrl+Shift+S, which copied your source to the target column.
What's the status of your rows now? Are they confirmed (green)?


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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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More details Jul 1, 2016

I tried this.
-Selected 3 consecutive segments (appearing in original language, with translation in TM)
- Preparation > Pre-translate
- Selection > Exact match > OK

The result is "The operation has completed successfully". But the strings are still in the original language! (and unconfirmed)
???


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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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The status is unconfirmed Jul 1, 2016

Annamaria Amik wrote:

Can't you just undo that with Ctrl+Z? You probably pressed Ctrl+Shift+S, which copied your source to the target column.
What's the status of your rows now? Are they confirmed (green)?


Actually I have tried reding 100 strings one by one already... I do not think Ctrl Z can do much now.

Is pre-translation not functional in MemoQ?


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Anthony Green  Identity Verified
Italy
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Clear translations Jul 1, 2016

Luca the first thing I would do would be to try Ctrl-Z as has already been suggested.
If that doesn't work, click on Clear translations for the whole file and then see if Pre-translate will work into empty target segments


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Annamaria Amik  Identity Verified
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Clear and pretranslate Jul 1, 2016

Your pretranslate setting Exact match will load the exact matches (100%) only. I would choose good match instead, that pretranslates everything that has a match rate above 95%.
Do clear them before you press pretranslate.


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Tomasz Sienicki  Identity Verified
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Change segment status Jul 1, 2016

For the pre-translation function to work you need to either clear the segments (Preparation/Clear translations) or change their status to Not-started (Preparation/Change segment status).

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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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You did it, thank you!!! Jul 1, 2016

Anthony Green wrote:
If that doesn't work, click on Clear translations for the whole file and then see if Pre-translate will work into empty target segments


Yes - Clear translation was the key. Thank you both for your help, I am really grateful!!


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