A TM settings profile tells memoQ how to get matches from translation memory. This means two things:

Match thresholds. These are two numbers: One of them sets the minimum match rate of any match that memoQ shows. The other tells memoQ what counts as a good match. (You can pre-translate documents with good matches or better. That's where memoQ uses this second number.)

Penalties: A match is not always reliable. The match rate is supposed to tell how much you need to work on the translation you got. But it can actually be worse if the translation is bad or inadequate. For these cases, you use penalties - so that the match rate will be lower than memoQ originally computed.

To learn more about penalties, see the topic about editing TM settings.

Belongs to a project, not to a translation memory: You choose a TM settings profile for a project, not for a translation memory. If you choose a TM settings profile for a project, memoQ uses them for all translation memories in the project. Then again, in a different project, you can use different TM settings for the same translation memories.

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 TM Settings icon. It looks like this:

The TM Settings tab appears.


What can you do?

Create a new TM settings profile by copying an existing one

Use an existing TM settings profile in the project

Use an online TM settings profile (from a memoQ server)

Find a TM settings profile on the list

Export or import a TM settings profile

Edit a TM settings profile

View or change the name and the description of a TM settings profile

Delete a TM settings profile

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.