Should I choose MemoQ instead of SDL Trados Studio for translation of a Word document with tables?
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Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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Feb 16, 2018

Should I choose MemoQ instead of SDL Trados Studio for translation of a Word document with tables?

I have license for both MemoQ and SDL Trados Studio, and for this job I can choose.

The tables are not complex, quite simple, but many of them. How does MemoQ handle tables, better or the same as SDL Trados Studio (which is, not very good)?


 

Mikhail Kropotov  Identity Verified
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MemoQ Feb 16, 2018

When you import Excel files into MemoQ, you can choose the precise cell ranges you want to translate / not translate. The editor should also be able to provide a preview in the Preview pane for you.

 

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I chose MemoQ Feb 16, 2018

The only obstacle I have to always use MemoQ is the initial setup of projects. In SDL Trados Studio this goes much faster. Other than that MemoQ is superior to SDL Trados Studio in all ways!

Now I even got some hits from MyMemory plugin (TMs and termbases) even though I created a new project for this Word document and a new, empty TM. Just wonder where these hits come from. Very good hits, high quality hits, but I don't know where they come from... It says something about MateCat al
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The only obstacle I have to always use MemoQ is the initial setup of projects. In SDL Trados Studio this goes much faster. Other than that MemoQ is superior to SDL Trados Studio in all ways!

Now I even got some hits from MyMemory plugin (TMs and termbases) even though I created a new project for this Word document and a new, empty TM. Just wonder where these hits come from. Very good hits, high quality hits, but I don't know where they come from... It says something about MateCat also in the TM windows.

I will check the formatting on the tables after a few pages and see. In Studio this is often a big problem.

[Edited at 2018-02-16 19:05 GMT]
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Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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Choose non-adjacent cells to translate? Feb 16, 2018

Mikhail, do you mean I can select when creating the project non-adjacent cells to translate in an Excel (or areas in a Word document or similar)? Very useful if that is the case for some customers that have files with yellow-marked text that needs to be translated.

I saw some option when I created the project where I think I could make this setting, don't remember what it was called.


 

Elif Baykara Narbay  Identity Verified
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homogeneity Feb 21, 2018

Fredrik Pettersson wrote:

Now I even got some hits from MyMemory plugin (TMs and termbases) even though I created a new project for this Word document and a new, empty TM. Just wonder where these hits come from. Very good hits, high quality hits, but I don't know where they come from... It says something about MateCat also in the TM windows.



[Edited at 2018-02-16 19:05 GMT]


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