When memoQ imports a document, it splits the document into segments. Normally, a segment is more or less the same as a sentence. But you can use completely different segments, too.

A segmentation rule set tells memoQ how to split a document into segments.

The Segmentation rules tab of the Settings pane lists the segmentation rule sets for the source language of the project. You can choose one to use with the project.

Choose segmentation rules before you import documents: When memoQ imports a document, it uses the segmentation rule set that is already in the project. You can't "re-segment" a document when you change the segmentation rules.

How to get here

1.From the Dashboard, create or open a project. Or, check out a project from a memoQ server.

2.Under Project home, click Settings. The Settings pane appears, with the General tab.

3.Click the Segmentation rules icon. It looks like this:

The Segmentation rules tab appears.


What can you do?

Create a new segmentation rule set by copying an existing one

Create a new empty segmentation rule set

Use an existing segmentation rule set in the project

Use an online segmentation rule set (from a memoQ server)

Find a segmentation rule set on the list

Export or import a segmentation rule set

Edit a segmentation rule set

View the name, language, and description of a segmentation rule set; edit the name and the description

Delete a segmentation rule set

When you finish

Your changes are saved automatically.

On the Settings pane, choose another tab.

Or, choose another pane in Project home.

Or, return to your work: Click a document tab at the top of the memoQ window (in the same row as the Project home tab). In most cases, you will return to the translation editor.

Project managers, you can 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.