Cross reference problem- Trados 2011 Studio SP2/Indesign/IDML files
Thread poster: Aysan Sonmez

Aysan Sonmez  Identity Verified
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Sep 14, 2013

Hello there,

I'm working with Trados 2011 SP2 with Indesing CS6 files.

I have translated an instruction manual. I coverted INDD files to IDML format and then I covert the IDML to INDD again.

I have problem with cross references. There are page numbers in Manual and page symbols given in front of page numbers.

In target IDML and INDD I cannot see most of those symbols. Almost 50% of them were lost during file convertions. Now I'm appliying missing page symbols next to page numbers one by one manually and since the files are linked, it takes too much time.

Is there anybody who could help me with this issue?

Kind regards


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View the tags Mar 27, 2014

I'm not sure if you ever figured out the answer to your question, but maybe this will help. We have a lot of IDML/INDD projects that are translated in Studio. One of the things that I have found that is helpful is to make sure that you are able to see the formatting tags when you are translating. When you are in the Editor View of Studio, go to Format | Tag Display Mode | Full Tag Text.

Another option is, Go to Tools | Options. This will bring up a window, which will show you the different things you can edit. If you click ON the word 'Editor' in the left pane, it should show you some options in the right side. Just below the middle, you will see an option 'Formatting display style". I have mine set to 'Show all formatting and tags'. This SHOULD allow you to be able to at least SEE the tags and if you need to move them around as your language rules dictate, you should be able to do this.

One note, if you are IN a project and change this, it may not take affect immediately. I would suggest making the change (if you want to see it on all projects) in the Home view of Studio and go to Tools | Options, without any files open. We have had teams that have also had to make the change, close Studio, open Studio back up, double check the change is made and THEN open the file in the Editor view.

I hope this helps you, I know sometimes the tags are not so wonderful...
Best, Mindy

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