An export path rule tells memoQ where it must export finished translation. The rule defines a folder and a document name: When you use the Export (stored path) command, memoQ saves the finished translation to this folder and under that name.

There are two types of export path rules:

A file rule sets the folder and the name of documents that were originally imported separately, by selecting files. This is what happens usually.

A folder rule sets the folder and name for documents that were originally imported as part of whole folder structures, using the Import folder structure command.

In a project, you can have exactly one file rule and exactly one folder rule. They must be edited separately.

This command creates a new export path rule that uses a default path and name:

A file rule saves the translated documents to the same folder where they were imported from. The name of the document will be the same, too, except that memoQ adds the three-letter code of the target language to the end.

A folder rule creates another main folder. The name of the folder will be the same, except that memoQ adds the three-letter code of the target language to it. Inside the main folder, all folders and documents will be called the same.

If you want this differently, you must edit the export path rule to set up the pattern for folder and the document names.

Choose export path rules before you import documents: When memoQ imports a document, it uses the export path rule that is already in the project. If you change the export path rule, it will apply to documents that you import after the change. To change the export path of existing documents, use the Change export path command.

Requires memoQ project manager: You need the project manager edition of memoQ to manage online projects.

You need to be a project manager or an administrator: You may manage online projects only if you are member of the Project managers or Administrators group on the memoQ server, or else you were granted the Project manager role in the project.

How to get here

1.On the project management dashboard, locate the project you need to manage. Search for the project if necessary.

2.Click the name of the project.

3.On the Project ribbon, click Manage. A new memoQ online project window opens. In most cases, the Translations pane appears automatically.

Then, choose Settings:

4.On the left, click the Settings icon. The Settings pane appears, with the General tab.

5.Click the Export path rules icon. It looks like this:

The Export path rules tab appears.


What can you do?

Create a new export path rule by copying an existing one

Use an existing export path rule in the project

Find an export path rule on the memoQ server

Export or import an export path rule

Edit an export path rule

View the name, language, and description of an export path rule; edit the name and the description

Delete an export path rule

When you finish

On the Settings pane, choose another tab. Or, choose another pane in the memoQ online project window.

If you make changes to any of the settings, don't forget to save them.

To change the export path of documents already in the project: Go to the Translations pane. Select the documents that need a different export path. Under the list, click Change export path. The Change export path window opens.

Save changes to the online project

Switch windows: You can open several online projects for management. Each online project opens in a separate window. To switch between them and the Dashboard or Project home (if you have a local project open): press and hold down Alt, and press Tab a few times until you get to the window you want. Or: On the Windows taskbar, click the memoQ icon, and then click the window you want to switch to.