Microsoft Office files can include embedded objects. An embedded object is practically another document within the document. The embedded object can be a different document type.

When memoQ imports a document, it can import the embedded objects from DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX files. These objects will appear in the project as separate documents.

When you import a document, memoQ can simply import all embedded objects with the default settings. You can choose this in the Document import options window.

To fine-tune the import of embedded objects, you need to create a composite filter configuration. You need to prepare this in the Resource console: you can't do it while you import the document.

supports the import of embedded objects from MS Office X files (DOCX, XLSX, PPTX). The embedded files themselves can be of any format which is supported both by memoQ and MS Office (this includes, besides MS Office formats, HTML, XML and PDF, and image formats).

How to get here

Open the Resource console, and choose Filter configurations. Below the list of filter configurations, click Create filter for embedded documents.


What can you do?

Name the filter: Type a name in the Name box, and a longer description in the Description box. You can skip the description.

Choose a main document type and a configuration:

Choose a document type in the Filter drop-down box. You can choose from Word 2007 or higher; Excel 2007 or higher; PowerPoint 2007 or higher.

Choose a configuration: You can stay with the default configuration. But if you have custom filter configurations for the main document type, you can choose from them, too.

Choose filters for the embedded documents: memoQ can import embedded objects that are listed under Embedded object filters. For each type of embedded objects, there is a drop-down box. You can choose a configuration there. It can be the default configuration, or you can choose a custom filter configuration for each object type - if there is one.

Alternatively, you can tell memoQ that it must not import objects of that type: In that case, choose [do not import] from the drop-down box for the object type.

Import documents using the composite filter

When you finish

Click OK to create the composite filter.

Click Cancel to leave the Create new filter configuration window without creating a filter configuration.