I don't know if it's already possible, but it would be great to have an option to hide/display tags in the source segment. Even after cleaning a Japanese source file in MsWord, I still have dozens of useless tags in the source segment. It disturbs the eyes... and the brain.
I know that I can use the OCR option when I import a docx file, but then I also lose precious formatting that I have to put back manually in the final document.
My temporory solution is to specify the same color code for both tags and background... Not bad, but a keyboard shorcut to swith (hide/display) tags would be better.
I feel that a simple shortcut to hide/unhide the tags would not be difficult to implement. ?
For the moment I will keep my temporary solution (playing with tags and background colors).
Alain: Even after cleaning a Japanese source file in MsWord
The Japanese part of the sentence might present a problem, at least for me. I don't know anything about Japanese.
My temporory solution is to specify the same color code for both tags and background
I tried that too, but that doesn't work if there are "real" tags in the text, and there are because you said, I also lose precious formatting that I have to put back manually in the final document
I suggest the craziest of things, and save the docx as.... a PDF, and use CasualTextractor (free) to see what happens when extracting the text, after adjusting the settings to your Japanese file.
I tried to create an app that would solve the problem, similar to the tools Count Wdowiak Formerly Known As Michael mentioned, but it isn't easy. The WHYs are very important to arrive at the HOWTOs. Some false tags seem to be the result of TWAIN conversion leading to ASCII failures. I could solve those. But there are still false tags I couldn't get rid of. I gave up, it took too much time for something I don't/didn't need, not in at least five years. But it still hurts.
Hmm, I am not sure I completely understand you. If, as you say, you currently make the tags the same colour as the background so you can no longer see them, couldn't this potentially have negative effects on your segment/document? After all, what if the tags mean sth important.
However, if you just have a ton of tags in your segment that are not actually needed for anything, instead of hiding them all, how about just using the shortcut to delete all tags, and using the setting to automatically place them at the end of your segment?
Another idea would be to make friends with a Windows user and just make an arrangement whereby you can send them your files and they can just run CodeZapper/TransTools on them for you. You of course would have to find someone in a more or less similar timezone, but that shouldn't be too hard.
Alain:... they mix Japanese characters with numbers and letters from the alphabet, and use different fonts for each them
I see. Nothing to do with rogue tags or OCR, not solvable by CZ or TransTools. Useful tags... but not for you. And hiding the tags is a solution, in this case. Writing a script to toggle them isn't particularly easy (Read: I can't do it, I think). So it's Igor to the rescue?
Wait a minute, the Preview pane does show basic formatting, wouldn't that be enough in most cases?
The option to hide the tags of the current segment should be included in the coming update.
How about a very light shade of grey? I guess there are 50 different ones to choose from.
Lean back, relaxed translating, looking through your eyelashes, see no tags. Bend forward, focus, see the tags.
At least, that's how I do proofreading. Perhaps it works for translating too.