Using Word 2003 AutoCorrect entries in memoQ
Posted by Péter Botta on 28 February 2013 11:54 AM
Title: Using MS Word 2003 AutoCorrect entries in memoQ
memoQ has an AutoCorrect feature similar to the AutoCorrect options in MS Word. AutoCorrect lists allow text replacement on the fly, and make typing of long expressions faster. Once you prepared a list containing the abbreviations you want to replace, and the expressions that should replace them, memoQ makes the necessary changes automatically. For example, you may want to define that memoQ should replace "FYI" with the expression "For your information", or JB with the name John Brown, it is all done as soon as you enter these letters. This feature can save a lot of time for the translator.
In memoQ, AutoCorrect lists are available in the Resource Console, or in the Translation menu, click AutoCorrect.
How to import Word 2003 AutoCorrect entries into a memoQ AutoCorrect list (this description is based on MS Word 2003 and may not work for later MS Office versions):
1. Start Word.
2. Open Windows Explorer on your computer, and navigate to C:\Programme\Microsoft Office\Office11\Macros
3. Open the file Support.dot.
Note: If there is a message to allow Macros, click the Enable Macros options.
4. In the Support.dot file, go to the AutoCorrect Backup section, and click the AutoCorrect Backup button. The AutoCorrect Utility dialog appears. Click the Backup... button.
5. You are prompted to save the file (a *.doc file). Save the file. Close the Support.dot file.
6. Open the DOC file which contains the AutoCorrect backup for the language you are running Word in. The DOC file contains a table with 3 rows: Name, Value, RTF.
7. Open now memoQ, if it is not already open, go to the Resource Console > AutoCorrect lists.
8. Create or clone an AutoCorrect list in memoQ, define your language for the AutoCorrect list (e.g. German). Then click the Export link. A MQRES file is exported. Open this MQRES file in an editor such as Notepad++.
9. From the DOC file, copy the first 2 rows (Namen and Value), and paste them under the last AutoCorrect item in the MQRES file.
Note: You may need to remove some formatting from the DOC file first if the pasting into the MQRES file looks different. It should look like the following:
10. Save the MQRES file in the text editor.
11. Go back to the Resource Console > AutoCorrect lists. Click the Import new link. Navigate to the edited MQRES file, and import it.
12. When you now want to use the new AutoCorrect list with the entries from your MS Word while you are translating, go to the Translation menu, and select AutoCorrect... Your newly created AutoCorrect list is listed in the AutoCorrect settings dialog. Check the check box of the AutoCorrect list you want to use. Click Close.
Now the AutoCorrect list is enabled. When you now type in the target cell of the translation editor, and make a typo, e.g. "adnere", memoQ will automatically correct it to "andere".