How can I see the formatting tags in the Editor view of Trados Studio?
000003129|6/30/2022 8:28 AM
I cannot see the formatting tags in the Trados StudioEditor view, however my colleague(s) and/or translator(s) see them in the segments. How can I see them too?
The content of tags can be displayed to make it easier to understand what they represent. However, standard formatting tags (bold or italics for example) are not displayed in the Editor window. The formatting is visibly applied to segment text. A word might be displayed in bold or in italics, just as it would display in a Word document, but the tags themselves do not appear. Here is an example:
If you prefer, you can choose to display the tags. To toggle on and off the display of formatting tags for all your files in the Editor view:
Select File > Options. The Options dialog box is displayed.
Select Editor from the navigation tree. The Editor settings are displayed on the right.
Tag display is controlled from the Formatting display style drop-down list. This box appears under Side-by-side Editor.
If you want to display tags, select Show all formatting and tags.
If you want to remove tags, select Show formatting but hide recognized formatting tags.
Click OK to save the settings and close the Options dialog box.
Alternative: Instead of using the steps through the Options menu, while translating a document in the Editor view follow the steps:
Go to View tab > Options group
Click on Toggle formatting tag display to display or not display the formatting tags.
Trados Studio allows you to choose whether tag text is displayed fully, partially or not at all by using the commands from the View tab > Options group in the Editor view. By default, tag text is only partially displayed. You can change the tag display mode in the Editor window in the Editor view:
Go to View tab > Options group and select a Tag Display Mode.
Select one of the following:
No Tag Text to display tags without any text on them.
Partial Tag Text to display tags with partial text on them. Place the cursor over a tag to display the full tag content in a tooltip.
Full Tag Text to display tag text in full. This option may be useful when interpreting generic tags, such as those used to represent formatting instructions in PowerPoint, Excel and converted FrameMaker or Interleaf documents.
Tag ID to display the tag ID rather than tag text. Tag ID numbers are unique identifiers which are automatically assigned to each tag pair and placeholder tag in the document. This option also displays (at the top of Editor window) the name of the filter that was used when opening this document.
This is how the text displayed in the screenshot above displays with the Toggle formatting tag display option enabled and the Tag view set to Full tag text: