memoQ can show the rows in the translation editor with alternating background colors. When every second row has a different background color, it is easier to read the document, especially if there are repeated segments.
How to get here
Open a document for translation. Right-click a segment in the translation editor. Choose Customize appearance. In the the Translation enviroment – Customize appearance window, click the Translation grid tab. Then click the Alternating row colors... link.
What can you do?
Change the background of every second row
•To simply set a different color for every second row: Click the Fixed alternate color radio button. Choose a color: click the colored button. memoQ paints the background of every second row with the selected color. Choose a light color for this setting.
Locked or selected rows won't show this color: The background of every locked row remains grey, and the background of every selected row remains blue.
•To set an alternate color that you can see in locked and selected rows, too: Click the Color and opacity radio button. memoQ covers these rows with a "colored veil". The background color will not change entirely: it will be modified according to the opacity setting. Choose a color: Click the color button next to Color. Then set the opacity in the Opacity spin box. Watch the Test box at the right edge: its lower half shows the effect of the selected color on white background. Choose a dark color and a low opacity value.
Locked and selected rows will be recolored, too.
Turn off alternating row colors
Click the No alternating colors radio button. Every row will have a white background again. This is the default setting.
When you finish
Click OK to save the settings and return to the Translation environment - Customize appearance window. After you turn on the alternate background color, memoQ shows the word '[on]' next to the Alternating row colors... link.
Click Cancel to leave this window without any changes.