Document import settings

In the Document import settings window, you fine-tune the settings that control how memoQ imports a document. These settings are different for each document type.

To add documents to a project, you can simply throw them at the Translations field. Then memoQ imports them with the default settings, which don't always produce the results you expect. For some document types (such as plain text or XML), the default settings don't even make sense most of the time.

To import a document, memoQ needs a filter configuration to specify how to read / import a document that needs to be translated. When memoQ imports a document, it gets the text out of it, and stores the formatting (and everything else that doesn't need to be translated) in a safe place. The part that is not the text is called a skeleton.

When you need to import documents with customized settings, use the Import with options command. Then, in the Document import options window, click to change the filter configuration. This will take you to the Document import settings window.

Translation preview does not work for all document formats: You will get a preview if you import Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, XML (through XSLT style sheets, too), WPML XLIFF, multilingual Excel, text, and XML, and - through Language Terminal - InDesign documents.

How to get here

  1. Open a local project.
  2. In Project home tab, choose Translations.
  3. In the Documents ribbon, click the down arrow below the Import icon.


  4. From the menu, choose Import with options.
  5. An Open window appears. Find and select the documents you want to import. Click Open.
  6. The Document import options window appears.
  7. Select the documents where you want to change the settings. At the bottom, click Change filter & configuration.

    To change the settings for all documents: In the top left corner, click the empty check box next to the File name header. Then, at the bottom, click the Change filter & configuration link.

  8. The Document import settings window appears.




The Document import settings window is different for each document type. This screenshot is just an example.

What can you do?

Document types

The document import settings are different for each document type. Click the name of the filter to learn more about its settings.

To learn about how memoQ supports Adobe Illustrator documents: See the Help Center article about importing Illustrator files.

When you finish

To confirm the settings, and return to the Document import options window: Click OK.

To return the Document import options window, and not change the filter settings: Click Cancel.

In the Document import options window: Click OK again to start importing the documents.