Supported monolingual document formats

There are a number of file formats you can import and export in memoQ. The ones described here are monolingual, as opposed to bilingual file formats used to exchange data with other CAT tools or other memoQ users.

The support for different file types is implemented by means of so-called import filters. Whenever you click Add document as… in the Translations pane of Project home, the Document import settings dialog appears. Use it to configure individual import filters. Some of the filters offer important customization options.

memoQ currently supports the following monolingual file formats:

· HTML documents (*.html, *.htm)
· Microsoft® Word® documents and Rich Text Files (*.doc, *.rtf)
· Microsoft® Office 2007 or Office 2010 Word® documents (*.docx, *.docx)
· Text files (*.txt, *.inf, *.ini, *.reg)
· Microsoft® Excel® files (*.xls, *.xlt)
· Microsoft® PowerPoint® files (*.ppt, *.pps, *.pot)
· Microsoft® Office 2007 or Office 2010 PowerPoint® files (*.pptx, *.potx)
· OpenDocumentText ( Write; ODT) documents
· Adobe® Framemaker® files (*.mif)
· Adobe® InDesign® INX and IDML files (*.inx; *.idml)
· XML and SGML files (*.xml, *.sgml)
· XLIFF files (*xlf; *.xlz)
· .NET resource files (*.resx)
· Portable Document Format (PDF)
· Java properties files (*.properties)
· AuthorIT projects (*.xml)
· DITA documents (*.dita)
· Excel 2003 XML spreadsheets (*.xml)
· FreeMind mindmaps (*.mm)
· Microsoft Visio charts (*.vdx)
· Microsoft Help Workshop files (*.hhc, *.hhk)
· Scalable Vector Graphics drawings (*.svg)
· Typo3 pages (*.xml)

Redundant Filters

For some document formats, memoQ offers multiple filters. Currently, HTML and PowerPoint are supported this way. In case of HTML, you can choose whether to use the ‘traditional’ filter, which gives you text with meaningless formatting tags, or an ‘XML-based’ filter that shows the contents of the HTML tags, too. With PowerPoint, if you have Office 2007 or 2010 installed, you can choose to import PPT files through the PPTX filter (in addition to the traditional filter). In this case, memoQ first asks PowerPoint to save the PPT file in the PPTX format, and then reads the resulting PPTX file.

Monolingual file formats