Translation memory properties

The Translation memory properties dialog is similar to the New translation memory dialog. It allows you to change some properties of an existing translation memory.


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You can invoke the Translation memory properties dialog from the Translation memories dialog of the New memoQ project wizard (third dialog), from the Translation memories pane of Resource console,  or from the Translation memories pane of Project home. Select the translation memory in the list, then click the Properties link below the list.

Alternatively, right-click the name of the translation memory, and choose Properties from the popup menu.


For a detailed description of all fields in this dialog, see the topic on the New translation memory dialog.

In the Translation memory properties dialog, you can modify the following items:

· Read-only check box: If this check box is checked, you cannot confirm and save new segments in this translation memory. Importing TMX files or making changes to the translation memory in the TM editor is not possible either.
· Store document name check box: If this check box is checked, all new segments you save into this translation memory from a document will also contain the name of the document as a metadata field.
· More fuzzy hits – Faster lookup slider: You can change the lookup performance of the translation memory. If you move the slider towards More fuzzy hits, the lookup will be slower but you will receive more fuzzy hits. If you move the slider towards Faster lookup, you will get results from the translation memory more quickly, but there is a chance that you do not receive all fuzzy hits.
· Meta-information items: Project, Client, Subject, Domain, and Description.

All other fields are read-only. For example, you cannot make a translation memory reversible after it was created.

In the Custom fields tab, you can also make changes to the custom fields in the translation memory. You can add new fields and edit their type, but you cannot remove existing custom fields if the translation memory is not empty. For more information, see the Help page on the New translation memory dialog.

Note: If you need the same translation memory contents but in a translation memory with different settings (e.g. where the Preferred author is different or where formatting is not stored), create a new translation memory with the desired settings. Then transfer the contents by exporting the old translation memory into a TMX file, and importing the TMX file into the new one.


Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog. Clicking Cancel will close the dialog without making changes.

Translation memory properties