Alignment options (dialog)

The Alignment options dialog appears when you choose to re-run alignment while editing the document pair in the alignment grid. The dialog allows you to change the settings of the alignment method – for example, you might want to re-run the alignment because the term bases in the current project have changed, or you changed the formatting or the inline tags in the alignment editor.

MemoQ alignment options Alignment options (dialog)


In the LiveDocs pane of Project home or the Resource console, select a LiveDocs corpus in the upper list. In the lower list that shows the documents in the selected corpus, double-click a document pair. The document pair appears in the alignment editor. From the Alignment menu, choose Run aligner, or press the Ctrl+Shift+R key shortcut.


· Use terms as anchors check box: Tick this check box if you want memoQ to look for terms in the aligned documents. You need term bases in your project to do this. If memoQ finds a source term in a source segment, and its translation in a target segment, it is an indication that the two segments belong together.
· Look up terms now check box: Normally, memoQ queries the term bases while matching the segments together. However, if you think memoQ will find a lot of terms, tick this check box: then memoQ will read through the documents and look up all possible terms up front: this makes the alignment process quicker.
· Primary term base only check box: Tick this check box if your project has multiple term bases, but you want the alignment to use the primary term base only. If you have large reference term bases, this can also make alignment run faster.
· Minimum term length spin box: Set the minimum length of terms that the aligner should deal with. Short terms can result in a lot of false anchors, which can slow down the alignment process. Normally, you should not change this number, unless you have specific abbreviations in your term base that you want memoQ to match in the documents.
· Compare bold/italic/underline check box: Tick this check box if you want memoQ to use bold/italic/underline formatting as an indication that two segments belong together.
· Compare inline tags check box: Tick this check box if your documents have inline tags and you want memoQ to use them as an indication that two segments belong together. Note that this works only when the two documents are in the same document format (for example, both are DOCX files), and their formatting is fairly similar.


Click OK to launch the alignment process. If you click Cancel, memoQ returns to the alignment editor without making changes.

Alignment options (dialog)