The last step in the memoQ translation workflow is delivering your translation. Depending on the type of the project, you may either want to submit just one file or a handoff package that also includes the resources you have been sent and extended further.
Delivering a single translation document
Exporting a single translation document is very simple - just click Export on the Documents ribbon tab. However, it is important to define the export path rules properly in the Resource console, as the wrong path settings will lead to an error message at this point. It is also essential that you confirm each segment and resolve any errors because memoQ does not allow you to export the document without these conditions. Instead, you are going to receive an error message that takes you to the Resolve errors and warnings tab if you click OK.
If formatting is not relevant, such as in the case of PDF files, click Export Active Document on the Documents ribbon tab to export only the textual content of your translation. You will be asked for the destination path and the encoding, which depends on the specific set of characters you have been using.
Delivering one or more translation documents in an online project
If you have been working on an online project, you do not have to submit your translation but you still have to notify the project manager about the fact that your work is finished. You can do it by clicking Deliver/Return on the Documents ribbon tab. This button is enabled only when you are working on an online project, and all segments in it are confirmed or updated. Depending on whether you invoke this command from the Documents ribbon tab or the active document, the scope of the operation can be all documents, the selected documents or the document you are working on. If a translator edits a segment or confirms a segment in a document after delivery, its status goes back to Translation in progress automatically. If a proofreader edits a document where the status is Review 2 finished, its status goes back to Review 2 in progress. The Deliver/Return button should be pressed again after editing the document.
When the project manager enabled the QA check before delivering a document, a QA check is performed. If errors are found, you need to resolve them before you can deliver the document.
Delivering a handoff package
Delivery is quite different if you have been working with a handoff package you received from your project manager. You need to click the Deliver/Return button on the Documents ribbon tab. If you have received a handoff package from a local project or from an online project, in both cases, a *.mqback file is generated which you need to send to your project manager or customer. The *.mqback file only contains the translated documents as memoQ XLIFF files.
When you have to deliver a package for an online project, you can upload the package directly to the memoQ server, upload the package to memoQWeb or return the package to your project manager in an e-mail.
When your project manager asks you to do a partial delivery, select the files you need to deliver, then click the Deliver/Return button. Only the selected files are delivered. You can only deliver fully translated files. If the partial delivery is not enabled by the project manager, you can only deliver all files at once.
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