Proofreading an Excel file in memoQ
Thread poster: Grigori Gazarian

Grigori Gazarian
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Spanish to Russian
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Oct 12, 2017

Hello everyone,

I need to proofread an Excel file with 3 columns:

A: Source text
B: Translation
C: (empty) Proofread translation

I'd like to use memoQ for this for a variety of reasons (concordance from my TMs, etc.)

(To make matters worse, I'm asked to only place the proofread translation to C only when if I change something. But that I can deal with with Excel's own tools.)

Is there a way to do this using the multilingual file filter? Right now I can think of 2 options, neither of which works great:

1. Import B as context for A. The downside is that I will have to copy the context manually for each segment from the preview (unless there's a hotkey to copy the context).

2. Configure the filter so that B is the translation for A and import the existing text as edited. The downside is that I will then need to tinker with the target document quite a lot (copy the translated B to C, copy the originally translated B from the source file, etc.

Is there an elegant solution to this problem?

I'm still on 7.8 if that's relevant.




Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
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Danish to English
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Copy B to C first Oct 13, 2017

I would start by copying B to C in Excel, then import C as the translation and ignore B.

If you decide not to change anything in a segment, just leave it blank in MemoQ and say no when it asks you, during export, if you want the source inserted.


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