Project home - Settings - Export path rules

An export path rule tells memoQ where it must export finished translation. The rule defines a folder and a document name: When you use the Export (stored path) command, memoQ saves the finished translation to this folder and under that name.

There are two types of export path rules:

  • A file rule sets the folder and the name of documents that were originally imported separately, by selecting files. This is what happens usually.
  • A folder rule sets the folder and name for documents that were originally imported as part of whole folder structures, using the Import folder structure command.

    In a project, you can have exactly one file rule and exactly one folder rule. They must be edited separately.

The default export path rules use these paths and names:

  • A file rule saves the translated documents to the same folder where they were imported from. The name of the document will be the same, too, except that memoQ adds the three-letter code of the target language to the end.
  • A folder rule creates another main folder. The name of the folder will be the same, except that memoQ adds the three-letter code of the target language to it. Inside the main folder, all folders and documents will be called the same.

    If you want this differently, you must edit the export path rule to set up the pattern for folder and the document names.

    Choose export path rules before you import documents: When memoQ imports a document, it uses the export path rule that is already in the project. If you change the export path rule, it will apply to documents that you import after the change. To change the export path of existing documents, use the Change export path command.

How to get here

  1. From the Dashboard, create or open a project. Or, check out a project from a memoQ TMS.
  2. Under Project home, click Settings. The Settings pane appears, with the General tab.
  3. Click the Export path rules icon. It looks like this:

    The Export path rules tab appears.


What can you do?

To change the export path of documents already in the project: Go to the Translations pane. Select the documents that need a different export path. On the Documents ribbon, click the bottom of the Export icon. In the menu, choose Change export path. The Change export path window opens.

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.