memoQ can't segment a document correctly if there are unknown abbreviations in them. For example, if Prof. Dr. is unknown, memoQ will incorrectly split the segment after Prof. Dr. in Prof. Dr. Max Mustermann.
You can manually join these segments, or add Prof. Dr. to your abbreviation list. Then memoQ can segment the document again, now using the new abbreviations.
The Find abbreviations command searches through your documents for abbreviations. This is automatic. But memoQ may not find all the abbreviations you need.
How to get here
- Create a project. Import documents. Or, open an existing project.
- In Project home, choose Translations. Open a document for translation.
- When you find a segment that was cut incorrectly: On the Preparation ribbon, click Find Abbreviations. The Find abbreviations window opens:
- Choose a scope: Normally, you would want to find the new abbreviations in the active document or in the entire project. Click the radio button you need. Click OK.
- If memoQ is able to find at least one new abbreviation, the Find new abbreviations window opens:
What can you do?
After memoQ finds one or more abbreviations, you can add them to one of the lists in the current segmentation rule set.
This works only if the segmentation rule set has the following three custom lists: #abbr#, #abbr_num#, #properNames#. You can check this if you edit the segmentation rule set in your projects.
- Choose what the abbreviations are:
Normally, memoQ will add them to the general list of abbreviations. But you can be more specific.
- If it's a proper name: Click the Proper name radio button.
- If it's an abbreviation that appears before numbers only: Click the Abbreviation before number radio button.
Normally, memoQ adds all candidates to the list you choose. If you don't want to add a candidate as an abbreviation, clear its check box. If there are just a few that you want to add: Click Clear all. Then check the check boxes of candidates you want to add to the segmentation rule set.