Is there anyway to display the tags' content, as in Studio?
Quite often I have 3 or 4 different tags in the source segment, and I have to change their order in the target.
For example, in the source segment tags 1 2 3 4 are respectively arrow, arrow, arrow and soft return, and they become 4 1 2 3 (soft return, arrow, arrow, arrow) in the target segment, but when I review my translation CT displays 1 2 3 4 instead of 4 1 2 3, and I cannot know if the tags are in the good order. The only way to verify (as far as I know) is to open the file in Studio and look at the tags content.
I think that:
>The only way to verify (as far as I know) is to open the file in Studio and look at the tags content.
Does imply the file format :).
Wouldn't it help you to have a look at a PDF of the project, to find out the meaning of such particular tags as arrows?
BTW: I'd eat a broom if these arrows aren't also available as Unicode characters. This doesn't help you but I'm meaning that the problems start at the entry level.
You can see the exact type of a tag after clicking "List tags" in the Tags menu. See the tool tip over each tag in the list. I have improved tag handling recently. See the new options to see boundary tags and adjacent tags.
You are truly full of (mostly pleasant) surprises :).
amos: I can't omit them when they are not-required
I'm not sure in this (IDML) case, and you can't omit them, but you can make them "inactive" by moving them to the end of the segment. It's somewhere in the menu.
For heavily or 'strangely' formatted documents, I would recommend the tagless Clipboard translation workflow in CafeTran. It is as smooth at the normal workflow. Of course, the only requirement in this kind of workflow is to have installed the application which created the source document (InDesign in this case). I know there are translators who prefer this kind of translation workflow for all their translation projects.
It seems the best tools for SDLXLIFF files with tracked changes are Deja Vu X3 and CafeTran.
It looks like there is now some support for a request to add Track changes in Studio files.
I've got used to do this in Studio but I can imagine that for the smart buyers who use CafeTran via the Proz Plus package, the ability to also accept/reject reviewer's tracked changes in Studio projects will be a great bonus. CafeTran would also be the first CAT tool to support this.
In the same time I can imagine that it'll be far from trivial to add this support.
Anyway, here's the to do list: