Is there a way to import a two-columns Word doc for translation?
Thread poster: Fabio Tursi

Fabio Tursi  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:56
English to Italian
May 23

Hello!
I have a docx with two columns. The first one contains the source, the other is blank for translation.
Is there a way to import this in MemoQ, without having to copy&paste to an Excel Spreadsheet to use the multilingual delimited filter?
I thought I could copy the source on target, but I can't have MemoQ ignoring the source column.
Thank you!


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Andriy Yasharov  Identity Verified
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hidden source text May 23

There's a simple procedure in MS Word when you copy the source text into the target column so the source column matches the target one precisely. Then, select the entire source column, press Ctrl+D and check the option that says "Hidden". Save and exit the Word file. Now you can import the Word file into memoQ and memoQ will ignore the source column because it ignores any hidden text. You will be working on the target text only and the source one is going to stay intact. After translating the file, open the file, select the source column again, press Ctrl+D and uncheck "Hidden" option.

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Fabio Tursi  Identity Verified
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Older version of Word, maybe? May 23

First of all, thanks for the answer.
If I press CTRL+D, it opens the font screen and I can't find "hidden" there or anywhere else. May this be an option not present in Word 2010?


Andriy Yasharov wrote:

There's a simple procedure in MS Word when you copy the source text into the target column so the source column matches the target one precisely. Then, select the entire source column, press Ctrl+D and check the option that says "Hidden". Save and exit the Word file. Now you can import the Word file into memoQ and memoQ will ignore the source column because it ignores any hidden text. You will be working on the target text only and the source one is going to stay intact. After translating the file, open the file, select the source column again, press Ctrl+D and uncheck "Hidden" option.


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Andriy Yasharov  Identity Verified
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Screenshot May 23

I believe that pressing Ctrl+D opens Font window where there's an option "Hidden" as shown below:


font-hidden-word


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Fabio Tursi  Identity Verified
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Thanks! May 23

Thank you so much! I didn't notice. Great!!!

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Nicholas_Khow
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Hidden text Jun 7

Ctrl + Shift + H is easier and faster

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