Format Paint: how do I use it with SDLX Lite?
Thread poster: Ivana de Sousa Santos

Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
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French to Portuguese
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Jan 31, 2010


I guess this question deals with format paint.

I'm translating a text with SDLX Lite and I've got a format issue.

The expression is DinaViewTM Technology

Dinaview = blue colour
TM (upperscript) = yellow colour
Technology = Green colour

For the translation to be OK in Portuguese I would be:

Tecnologia DinaViewTM ---> this is:

Tecnologia = blue colour
DinaView = yellow colour
TM (upperscript) = Green colour

I don't know how to do this change.

Thank you in advance for your help,


Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Finnish to German
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Better view tabs as text Feb 1, 2010

Format painting is tricky sometimes. I always view the tags as text. Then you are able to highlight both text and tags and switch them around using draw and drop with the mouse.


Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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English to Afrikaans
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Export to TTX Feb 1, 2010

Ivana de Sousa Santos wrote:
I guess this question deals with format paint.

I have always refused ITD jobs because of format painting (or have told clients that I will do the translation but not the painting). Then I discovered that most (all?) ITD files can be exported to TTX, and back. Do you have that option? The important thing to remember is that you mustn't change the filename (or at least, change it back to what SDL Edit made it).


Translation-Pro  Identity Verified
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English to German
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Click on Help :-) Feb 2, 2010


Click on Help, then Help Topics, then Format Painting.

Hope this helps!



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