History and reports

memoQ keeps track of the changes in each document. Documents have versions - actually, two: a major version and a minor version.

The major version of a document is the version of the source text. When you reimport a source document in a project, memoQ starts a new major version.

The minor version of a document is the version of the translation. memoQ starts a new minor version when you do one of the following:

  • You update a document from a bilingual file.
  • You pre-translate a document, or run a command that changes many segments (you need to set this up).
  • You tell memoQ to take a snapshot of the document.

In the History and reports window, you can compare two source or target versions of the same document. In addition, you can see reports about the document.

Normally, memoQ keeps track of the versions of documents. You can turn this off when creating a new project (local or online), but you should not. When something goes wrong, you can use version history to go back to a previous version of a document.

How to get here

  1. Open a project. In Project home, choose Translations.
  2. Right-click a document. From the menu, choose History/reports. The History and reports window opens.

    Or: Select a document. On the Documents ribbon, click History/Reports.

Don't select two or more documents: History/reports works on a single document at a time.


What can you do?

To restore an earlier version as the current one: Click the minor version you want to restore. Click Restore version. This actually adds a new minor version that is identical to the selected minor version. This way, you can undo the restore.

When you finish

To return to the Translations pane of Project home: Click Close.

To open the translation editor with the differences between two versions: On the Versioning tab, select two minor versions. Under the Minor versions of document list, click View differences using track changes.