SDLX format painting - format codes in target segment
Thread poster: Priya Dubey Sah

Priya Dubey Sah
India
Local time: 16:35
German to English
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Oct 10, 2008

Hi,

I have translated with SDLX with relatively simpler format painting. This one is full of colours. Lots and lots of them. The other threads in the forum helped me sort out most problems related to format painting, but one problem still remains unsolved:

After I format the target segment and delete the source words from it, the format colours and tags remain at the end of the sentence and cannot be deleted. for example,

Example: 'Internet access denied.IIIInnn'

The capital I's are various colour bars indicating different formats and the n's are red upward arrow-shaped things denoting I do not know what. How do I delete them?



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Åsa Campbell  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 20:35
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English to Swedish
Apply format Oct 10, 2008

Each color bars at the end of the sentence indicate a format that is present in the source segment but has not been applied to the target segment. You can't delete them, instead you need to apply the missing formats to the target sentence, like this:

- Select Format Paint Mode in the Format Paint menu.
- Click on a color in the source sentence and then select the corresponding text in the target sentence (the text that should have the same format)
- Continue with each color until the color bars at the end of the target sentence are gone.
- Leave Format Paint mode by selecting it again in the Format Paint menu.

Hope this helps
Åsa


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Priya Dubey Sah
India
Local time: 16:35
German to English
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yes, but Oct 10, 2008

I very carefully repeated the same thing for each segment to be formatted. May be there is something wrong in the sequence I am doing it:

1. I place the cursor at the beginning of the target segment.
2. I start translating the segment, unheeding the formatting.
3. Once the translation is done, I delete the untranslated bit. The words get deleted, but not the tags.
4. I then go on to format paint the translated text.
5. After the completion, the tags still remain.

Someone mentioned something like SDLX format painting for idiots. I do think I need such a guide myself!


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Åsa Campbell  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 20:35
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SDLX guide to SDL Edit & translating ITDs Oct 10, 2008

It sounds like you are doing the right thing.

Do you have the "SDLX guide to SDL Edit & translating ITDs" guide?

I downloaded it from www.translationzone.com but I couldn't find it now when I searched the Internet.

If you don't have it I can email it to you. There is a section there about format painting that may help.

Contact me throught my profile and I will send you the pdf.

Åsa


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