For the sdlxliff file I'm translating I set CTE to show boundary tags. The problem is, CTE places them always in the wrong order in the target editor, like this:
Is there a way to avoid this? When translating files with thousands of segments, having to delete and retype codes for all of them is quite an effort.
Thanks for any suggestion.
you did see that your other wish, regarding empty cells in Excel files, got fulfilled?
Congratulations, you've got an excellent memory.
Some of them are set by changing them in the Preferences and these changes will be saved in the PT. Other changes via the Prefs you will have to save manually 'into' a PT, via the DB. Other changes ... won't get changed. Here you could ring the ding dong bell and hope for fulfilment.
Alas, it's not clear which changes do get saved, but I know for sure that some of the AA settings are being saved in the PT :).
I hope that you don't mind my abbrev.
>Other changes ... won't get changed
Other changes ... won't get SAVED
Oh, by the way, I don't regard the "empty cells in Excel files" fix as a personal wish. Can't we just call it as it is, that is a bug? And bugs should be fixed as soon as possible, right.
I don't think Igor will be angry at this statement, but I'm thanking him for fixing the issue.
> ...explaining pros and cons of having these tags shown
For the external projects such as sdlxliff, I can hardly see any need for the display of boundary tags. They are always added to the target segments automatically if hidden. Their display might be useful possibly when checking some tags inconsistency errors if they are reported by the QA tags check. Hiding them also eliminates their interference during auto-assembling.
OK, thanks! This is the final answer I was looking for. Actually, since yesterday I've been working without these tags displayed, and things are speedier since I don't have to correct them.one by one.
I am really not sure how final the above answer is. Case in point, I have encountered tag issues when working with Trados files in the past (although I did not open a ticket) when working with "Hide boundary tags" enabled. I now systematically disable this setting in all external projects. I even wanted to add this as a tip to the reference documents…
Mario, since the developer recommends that, just disable them, but if possible double-check for tag issues in SDL Trados prior to delivery.
And consider opening a ticket for that with fresh examples if any issue occurs or is reported by the client.
Maybe you can have them shown after the first pass (where they can be a nuisance for auto-assembling and TM matching).
Thanks for the suggestions, Jean. The job I'm doing now is a huge PowerPoint (sdlxliff) presentation full of italics, bold and colored fragments. If I could see clearly the resulting text decoration in the grid I would worry less, but I've yet to find a font that can display bold with sdlxliff files (I'm working with Windows now). This is why I had disabled the "Hide boundary tags" options at first.
As a precaution, I will keep it disabled again if it helps better controlling the text output. Unfortunately, this job's client can become very nervous when aesthetical issues occur between source and target. He even recommended me to buy the same CAT tool that he uses (SDL Studio) to avoid this type of issue...
As I said, this is only based on my experience. I now systematically toggle that setting for external projects…
Based on what you say, may I suggest you save the PowerPoint file as HTML and open it in a CafeTran tab as an HTML Source Preview (Resources menu)? It might help when you are not sure about the formatting.
If you have the possibility to download the 30-day trial version of SDL Trados, this could also help you check this out for yourself on one or two projects, to check the project for tag issues and export it to confirm that everything looks as expected?
To do all my jobs I keep the source file displayed on a secondary desktop (switching back and forth is very easy, like virtual spaces in Linux), but the problem is that I cannot check in the CTE grid whether formatting has been applied correctly to target segments. In theory, if formatting appears correctly in the grid it should appear correctly in the exported file too, or no?
Regarding SDL Studio, I still have version 2009, which I use mainly to convert TMs. Sometimes I even forget that I have it, but thank you for the indirect reminder. Still, it would be nice if everything regarding formatting could be done within CTE itself. You know, I have a strong antipathy for everything SDL.