How do I export a clean version in MemoQ 8.1?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Member (2009)
English to Swedish
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Apr 4, 2018

I chose the option Export (stored path), but in the end didn't get any option to select where to save the exported file to. So I don't know where it was saved. I need a monolingual file (XLSX) of my translation, shouldn't I choose this option Export (stored path)? And how do I know where it is saved?


Anthony Green  Identity Verified
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Italian to English
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saved path means no option Apr 4, 2018

My advice to you would be to choose Export (Dialog), so that you can choose where to put the file.
You can choose the Stored path as set out in


Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Export (stored path) goes to the source Apr 4, 2018

The Export (stored path) option smashes your original file with the translated one. If you want to keep that file, use Export (dialog) as the colleague suggests. You can in that case choose where to save the target file (in old Tradosian terms, "clean file").


Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
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Danish to English
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No smashing here Apr 4, 2018

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT wrote:

The Export (stored path) option smashes your original file with the translated one.

My MemoQ doesn't. It appends _XX to represent the language translated into to the file name.


John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Member (2008)
French to English
Export path settings Apr 4, 2018

You need to set your export path settings. They are under Export > Change export path. I have mine set to append -xx-yy (where xx is the target language and yy is the variant) to the file name and then to save to the same folder as the source document. These are settings you can adjust to your liking. Once set, hitting the export button or using Export (stored path) will save the target document according to the settings.

You can always set the export manually by using Export (dialog). I have a couple of clients who have a specific requirement for naming the target file, so by using the Export (dialog) option their special requirement can be met manually.

[Edited at 2018-04-04 20:17 GMT]


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