memoQ can check many things in the translation automatically. In memoQ, the automatic checks are called quality assurance checks.
A QA option set tells memoQ what to check and how. For example, you can choose to check terminology, consistency, length. Or, you can simply check the inline tags only.
To learn more about the various settings, see the topic about editing QA options.
Don't mix QA with LQA: memoQ also knows about Linguistic Quality Assurance. This is a way of adding human feedback to documents. The human reviewers can structure and formalize their feedback, and grade the translations if necessary. You use the LQA options - LQA models - to enter these and report about them.
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 QA settings icon. It looks like this:
The QA settings tab appears.
What can you do?
Create a new QA options set by copying an existing one
1.In the list of QA settings, select the one you need to copy.
2.Under the list of QA settings, click Clone/use new.
3.The Clone QA option set into a new resource window opens. It's the same as the Create new QA option set window.
4.Type a name for the QA option set. You may also type a description.
To learn more: See Help about the Create new QA option set window.
The QA option set appears in the list at the top. Its check mark will be checked - it will be ready to use in the project.
Always clone the default QA option set: You can't edit the Default QA option set. If you need a resource that you can edit, make a copy of (clone) the default one.
Use an existing QA option set in the project
To use a QA option set, you need to add it to the project. A project always has one QA option set.
If you do not make a change, memoQ will always use the Default QA option set for the source language of the project. To use another:
1.In the list of QA option sets, find the QA option set you need.
2.Click its check box on the left.
The QA option set moves to the top of the list. The check box of previous one will be cleared.
Use an online QA option set (from a memoQ server)
Normally, memoQ will take QA option sets from your own computer. However, you can use online QA option sets from memoQ servers that you have access to.
To view the QA option sets from a memoQ server or from a memoQ cloud subscription:
1.On the Project ribbon, there is a memoQ server icon, or a memoQ server drop-down box. Click the icon, and type or choose the address of the memoQ server. Or, simply type or choose the address of the memoQ server if the drop-down box is there on the ribbon.
2.After you type or choose the address of the memoQ server, click the tick mark icon.
You may need to log in to the memoQ server: If you have not used the server before, the Log in to server window opens. Type your user name and password for that server, and click OK.
3.memoQ will show the QA option sets from that server.
You must have permission for the QA option sets: It is not enough to have access to the memoQ server. To use a QA option set, you need at least Use permission over the QA option set itself. If you are not sure, contact the owner of the memoQ server.
4.To use a QA option set from a memoQ server, simply check its check box.
Find a QA option set on the list
If there are too many QA option sets on the list, you can filter the list. At the top of the QA settings tab, there is a Name/description box.
Type a word or two in the Name/description box. It will narrow the list immediately to those QA option sets that have those words in their names or descriptions.
To sort the list by a detail or another: Click the column header of the column you need. For example, to sort the list by name, click the Name header at the top of the list.
Export or import a QA option set
You can export a QA option set into an .mqres file. An .mqres file is an XML file where memoQ saves resources like segmentation rule sets, QA option sets, TM settings etc. These are called light resources because they don't contain a large amount of linguistic data.
To export a QA option set:
1.In the list, select the QA option set you need to export.
2.Under the list, click Export. A Save As window opens.
Or: Right-click the QA option set. From the menu, choose Export.
3.Find a folder and a name for the file, and click Save. memoQ will export all details from the QA option set in the file.
You can also import a QA option set from a .mqres file. When you import an .mqres file, memoQ will always create a new QA option set.
Because memoQ saves all kinds of resources in .mqres files, you need to make sure that your .mqres file contains a QA option set.
To import a QA option set from an .mqres file:
1.At the bottom of the QA settings tab, click Import new. An Open window appears.
2.Select the .mqres file. Click Open.
3.The Import new QA option set window opens. It's the same as the Create new QA option set window.
4.memoQ will pick up the name of the QA option set from the .mqres file. However, you can give it a new name, and type a new description, too.
To learn more: See Help about the Create new QA option set window.
Edit a QA option set
1.In the list of QA settings, select the one you need to edit.
2.Under the list of QA settings, click Edit.
3.The Edit QA option set window opens.
4.Change the QA options as necessary. Caution: You may need knowledge of regular expressions to do it.
To learn more: See Help about the Edit QA option set window.
Cannot edit the default QA option set: You can't edit the Default QA option set. If you need a resource that you can edit, clone the Default QA option set first.
View or change the name and the description of a QA option set
Delete a QA option set
1.In the list, select the QA option set.
2.Below the list, click Delete.
3.The Confirm delete message box opens. To delete the resource, click Yes.
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.