TRADOS TagEditor Preview does not display formatted text
Thread poster: Luisa Ramos, CT

Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:11
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
Apr 10, 2008

SDL Trados 2007
TagEditor Version
Windows XP SP2
TRADOStag Viewer Plug-in set Stylesheet: Tableview (also tried HTML view)
Type of file: XML

Preview mode (either bilingual or target only) does not display formatted text.

When in Tableview, a table with 3 columns is displayed: Match, Source, Target. I can see text, tags (optional), and colored matching %. However, text is not formatted; no bolds, no italics, nothing.

When in HTML view (Target only) matching color is applied to the text units, but there is no formatting, no WYSIWYG. Again, no bolds, no italics, nothing.

When in Tableview mode, I was expecting the table to contain 2 columns, Source and Target, formatted as they would display on a Web page.
When in HTML mode, I was expecting a formatted view of the Target text as it would appear on a Web page.

I am sure the problem is some wrong parameter or option.

Any suggestions?

(I am sorry if this is problem has been presented before. I was not able to find anything related in the forums. Just point me in that direction if it exists and I will forever appreciate it.)

[Edited at 2008-04-10 13:48]


Local time: 22:11
Member (2007)
German to English
+ ...
XML formatting Apr 10, 2008


xml ios a structered file type where you can define elemenjhts like heading, body text, unit, adress, telephone number, ....
In XML you have no information about layout of these elements.

If you want to put your xml information into a layout, you must define a layout scheme. Normally you have a publishing system for taking xml into layoutl. Of course you can programm a viewer for a special xml structure and add it to the viewer in TagEditor.

Maybe you should try to open you xml file in Internet Explorer. Then you will see the same structure like TagEditor "sees" (without layout)




Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:11
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
Have scheme. Still does not display formatted text. Apr 10, 2008

I have a scheme provided by the client.
Preview opens in IE.


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

TRADOS TagEditor Preview does not display formatted text

Advanced search

PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »
SDL MultiTerm 2019
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2019 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2019 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search