Translation memories pane

From the Translation memories pane of Project home, you can access memoQ’s management and maintenance tools for translation memories. You can also assign translation memories to the current project.

Note: The Translation memories pane of Project home is similar in appearance and functionality to the Translation memories pane of the Resource console.

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On the Project home tab (only available if you have a project open in memoQ), click the Translation memories icon on the left.


The Translation memories pane lists the translation memories available for use in the current project. The list contains translation memories that have the same source and target language as the project. Local translation memories are all listed. The list also shows translation memories pinned to the resource list in the Resource console. Plus, you can display translation memories published on one server. You can select the server in the Server URL box in the toolbar.

The list of translation memories

The translation memories are listed in a table. Each row corresponds to one translation memory. The table columns are the following:

· The first column contains a check box. If the check box is checked, the translation memory is assigned to the project.
· The second column shows the status of the translation memory. A green tick indicates if the translation memory is in working order; a lightning symbol indicates if the translation memory is not available.
· Primary: This column shows the word “Primary” the translation memory is the primary one in the project. When you confirm a segment in your translation, it is written into the primary translation memory assigned to the project.
· Name: The name of the translation memory.
· The fifth and sixth columns show the location of the translation memory. Local translation memories have the computer icon, remote translation memories have the cloud icon. The Path/URL column shows the location and name of the translation memory folder of a local translation memory; for online translation memories, this column shows the name or address of the server where they are stored.
· Source and Target: The source and target languages of the translation memory.

Filtering the translation memory list

There are several options to narrow the list if it is too long.

You can filter the list of translation memories for meta-information details such as Project, Client, Domain and Subject. These appear in drop-down lists that shows all values that exist in the listed translation memories or term bases. You can also filter for the source language and the target language of the translation memory.

You can also filter for the name or the description of the translation memory. As you start typing in the Name/Description box, the list is immediately restricted to resources where either the Name or the Description property contains the characters you typed.

Using translation memories in the project

To use a translation memory in the project, check the check box to the left of the name of the translation memory. Alternatively, you can select the translation memory, and click the Use in project link below the list.

The first translation memory you assign to the project will be the primary translation memory – where all confirmed segments are written until you choose another primary translation memory. To set another translation memory as the primary one, double-click the empty cell in the Primary column. Alternatively, right-click its name, and choose Set as Primary from the pop-up menu. You can also select the translation memory, and click Set as primary below the list. To make a translation memory the primary one, you must use it in the project first.

You can use as many translation memories in the project as you want.

Translation memories you use in the project are moved to the top of the list.

Translation memory actions

You can perform the same operations on translation memories as in the Resource console.


hin Project home, you can switch to any other pane by clicking its icon on the left. The icon representing the active pane is set in bold. For a list of buttons and panes, see the main topic of Project home.

If you switch to another tab, the Project manager stays open, ready to be accessed again. The Project manager can only be closed by closing the current project.

Project home – Translation memories pane