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The Manage projects dialog lists all projects stored on the local computer or the selected server. You can manage and manipulate the projects in this dialog. You can also open the Manage projects dialog, while you have a project open, instead of returning to the Dashboard.


Managing local projects

Managing online projects (when connected to a memoQ server)

How to begin

On the Project ribbon tab, click Manage projects.


The Manage projects dialog has three sections:

Server selection

Project list searching and sorting (similar than in the Dashboard)

Project list columns and commands

Server selection section:

Server URL box: Select a server from the drop-down list or type the address of a new server in  the text box, then click Select (). If you have not connected to the selected server previously, memoQ will prompt you for a user name and a password.
To work with the projects on the local computer, select My Computer.

Important: memoQ 2015 Server is compatible with memoQ 2014 R2 and earlier. You can check out and synchronize online projects in memoQ 2014 R2 if the server is on memoQ 2015. On the other hand, you cannot manage projects on a memoQ 2015 server from memoQ 2014 R2 or earlier - you need memoQ 2015 for that.

Forget login link: Makes memoQ forget your login details for the selected server. When you click the Select button again, you need to enter your login details again. This command is disabled when you have My Computer selected instead of a memoQ server.

Manage logins link: Displays the Manage logins dialog, where you can delete your existing connection to a server. You might need to do this if you want to access a server by a different user name and password.

Project list searching and sorting section:

In this section, you can filter the list of projects. This is useful if the list of projects is long. You can filter the project list using the search field and the [common filters] drop-down list in this section. When you choose or type a value in one of the boxes, memoQ immediately filters the list.

Important: The dialog lists all projects on the local computer and those on the server selected in the Server URL box. If the Server URL box shows My computer, memoQ shows the local projects only. You cannot select Language Terminal from the Manage projects dialog.

See also: Dashboard sorting, Dashboard searching, Dashboard filtering


Project list columns and commands:

Each row in the project list corresponds to one project. All project rows have the following columns:

Alert column: This column shows a triangle if there is an alert for your project, e.g. missed deadline.

Type column: This column shows the project type (local, online, checked out project, package, LT).

Icons to show the location or type of the project:

o: New project created on a memoQ server;

o: Local project;

o: Local project created from a handoff package;

o: Local project created from an online project handoff package;

o: Local (checked out) copy of an online project;

o: Online project;

o: Online project created from an online project template;

o: Local project created from a local project template;

o: Content connected project created from a project template;

o: Content connected online project.

No Language Terminal projects: In memoQ 2015 (build 7.8.100 or later), you cannot manage Language Terminal projects. This restriction is temporary: Language Terminal project management capabilities will return in a future release of memoQ.

Name: The name of the project.

Size: The number of segments in the project.

Status: Icons to show the status of the project.

o: Project not yet started;

o: Project is empty (no documents have been imported yet);

o: Translation in progress;

o: Translation completed by the translator (all segments are confirmed by the translator);

o: Translation is confirmed by the Reviewer 1;

o: All documents in the project are reviewed by the Reviewer 2.

o: Project is set to finish (wrapped up).

Export column: This column is visible if the project contains a documents to export information type alert. A red rectangle appears (e.g. the workflow status for this project is set to Completed). You can also click the Details button for this project, and see which documents are ready for export. See Alerts for further information.

Progress column: This column shows the project progress. Gray is not started (no progress). Darker green means Translation started or completed. Hover over the progress bar for a project to see the progress percentage. Light green means Review 1 started or completed. Hover over the progress bar for a project to see the progress percentage. A completed project gets a full light green color. When you hover over the progress bar, all roles will show 100%. The Status column then also indicates a double green check mark. If only the Translation phase is finished, then the Status bar shows only one green check mark. If translation is in progress, the Status bar shows an editing icon. A question mark icon in the Status column indicates that the project has not been started yet, no workflow phase was reached.

Deadline column: This column shows the final deadline for a project. If for example only the Translator role was assigned and no Reviewer role, then the translation deadline is the overall deadline.

Languages column: This column shows the source language listed as first language, followed by the target languages (listed in alphabetical order) for a project.

Created column: This column shows the creation date of a project.

Last accessed column: This column shows the date when a project was last accessed. memoQ will remember the last opened project when you reopen memoQ and will have it selected in the Dashboard.

Commands column:

Local project:

Online project:

oManage project

oWrap up project

oArchive project

oOpen project

oBack up project

oRename project

oArchive project


See the Project ribbon tab for details on each command.

In this dialog, you can choose from the following commands:

Manage: Opens the selected project in Project home, along with all document tabs that were open the last time. In the list, click the desired project first.

Move to Recycle Bin: Moves a project into the recycle bin. The project is not directly deleted, but archived instead.

Wrap up: This command is only visible when you are connected to a memoQ server. Set a project to finished state.

View Recycle Bin: Opens the recycle bin where you can restore a project or finally delete a project.

Backup selected: Makes a backup copy of the selected projects. The backup copy is saved in a single memoQ backup file (.mqbkf file). This command is only available for local or checked out online projects.

Import package: Import one of the following supported package types. memoQ detects the package type automatically:

oImport handoff package: Imports a handoff package, and creates a new project from it.

oImport Transit package: Imports a project created in STAR Transit XV or NXT, and creates a new project from it.

oImport SDL Studio package: Imports a package created in SDL Studio.

oImport TIPP package: Imports a TIPP package.

oImport WorldServer package: Imports a SDL WorldServer package.

Check out online project: Connects to a server, and allows you to choose a project residing on the server. memoQ then creates a local copy of the online project, which appears as a new entry in the Manage projects dialog.

Restore from backup file: Starts the Restore projects from backup wizard to restore projects from a backup (.mqbkf) file.

Create local project: Starts the New memoQ project wizard, and creates a new local project.

Create local project from template: Creates a local project using a template.

Create online project: Displays the Create new online project dialog, creates a new online project on the server selected in the Server URL box. Then opens the project in Project home.

Create online project from template: Creates an online project using an online project template.

Read only checkout: Displays the Check out online project dialog to connect to a server, retrieve the list of online projects assigned to you and checks out a read-only copy of your online project.

Publish on server: Starts the Publish local project wizard to uploads the selected project to the server selected in the Server URL box. This command creates an online project from a local project.

Clone: Opens the Clone online project dialog to create a copy of the selected online project. The copy will be created on the same server where the original project is stored. You cannot clone a local project.


Click the button at the top right corner to leave the dialog.

Click the button to display the source and target language(s) for your projects as well as the meta-information.