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memoQ 8: Views


Views are very powerful productivity tools in memoQ. They are a representation of a selection of segments from any number of files. For example, a view can consist of all unlocked segments in all files in a project.
The great thing about views is that they are directly connected to the original segments - any changes implemented in a view are directly reflected in the original files.

Translators can use views to glue files together, or to create a filtered view with only segments matching a particular setting.
PMs can use views for many things, such as splitting large files or isolating repetitions. Using the Advanced options allows you to create highly customised views which you might need for different purposes. If you're not sure which settings to use to get the result you want, you can always ask LT.

Note that a view created in a checked-out copy will NOT carry over into the main online project. PMs who want to create a view for translators to use need to export the view as an MQXLIFF and import this file to the online project. Alternatively, when publishing a local project with views, the PM can choose to publish either views or files.
Important to remember is that both these methods "disconnect" the view from the original files, so it will no longer update these! However, you can export the view-based file after translation and use it to update the "original" view in the checked-out copy or local copy.

Creating a view

  • In the Documents tab of the Translations pane in Project home, select one or more documents, and then click the Create View button on the Documents ribbon tab.
  • Give the view a name and select a view type, or go to Advanced options for a more detailed view with loads of options.
  • Click OK.
The view will be displayed in the Views tab, and any changes made to it reflected in the original documents.
Views:
  • ...can have a preview if the source files have a preview.
  • ...cannot be created in online projects, only in local or checked-out projects
  • ...do not carry over from checked-out projects to the online master project
  • ...can often be replaced by using the filtering function in the translation mode, to display different segment categories
  • ...cannot be used with Compare Versions

When you are working in a view, you can see which file the active segment belongs to. The file name is shown in the translation grid in the bottom left corner (see yellow highlight in below screenshot). You can also jump to the original segment by using the Jump to command in the bottom right corner, see the below screenshot.