When you write original documents, you may want to make it easy to translate. One of the ways to this is to use phrases, sentences that are already in the translation memory.

You may also want to interpret documents in another language, and use your translation memories as an aid to do this.

To find words and phrases in translation memories outside memoQ, use the memoQ TM Search tool.

memoQ must be installed and licensed: The memoQ TM Search tool is installed with memoQ. It works only if you have a valid memoQ license on your computer.

Cannot use the same translation memories at the same time in memoQ and in the TM Search tool: If memoQ is running while you use the TM Search tool, you cannot use the translation memories that are used in the project that is open in memoQ. If you need to use the same translation memories, close memoQ.

Local translation memories only: The memoQ TM Search tool can use translation memories from your computer. It cannot access translation memories on a memoQ server.

How to get here

No matter where you are in Windows, press Ctrl+Shift+Q.

The memoQ TM Search window opens.


What can you do?

For the first time: Choose translation memories

Look up a phrase

Keep looking up phrases

Change the translation memories, set the minimum match rate, or use penalties

When you finish

If you do not need memoQ TM Search any longer, close it. You can open it again by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Q.