Importing complex files with project templates

memoQ offers a variety of file filters which make it possible to import most of commonly encountered file types. Some of these filters allow for additional customization, for example regex-text filter makes it possible to import a huge variety of non-standard files or standard formats with special client requirements for a job. The same goes for XML filters for both monolingual and multilingual files with immense customization potential.

However, sometimes it's just not possible to import client's file without modifying them in some way. Fortunately that's also something memoQ can do - a project template can execute custom scripts before import and after export, greatly extending the range of imported files and adding new functionality to existing file formats.

The presentation will show benefits of project templates for custom file filters and introduce file processing scripting based on bundled memoQ tools.

Marek Pawelec
freelance translator, memoQ power user

Marek Pawelec graduated in Molecular Biology at the Jagiellonian University in 1992 and worked as researcher at faculties of Medicine and Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. In 2001 he began to work as a full time English to Polish freelance translator: started with literature, later added technical translations of medical, biochemical and chemical texts. Translated 31 novels and several millions words of medical texts: medical equipment manuals, pharmacology, IVD and clinical trials-related texts, he’s also versed in SDS-related translations. Experienced computer aided translation (CAT) software user and trainer. Certified memoQ trainer. Presents on translation conferences and teaches practical aspects of freelance translation, CAT tools and translation related software. He is interested in technical communication and terminology management, and lends a hand to Translator Without Borders whenever he can.