Studio 2014 forgets tab stops during autopropagation
Thread poster: Erik Freitag

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Jul 8, 2014

Dear colleagues,

I frequently running into the same problem: My source text looks like this (please excuse me for using descriptive text for tags and tab stops, I don't quite know how to represent them better in the forum):

[tag]1.1[tag] [tabstop]

[tag]1.2[tag] [tabstop]

[tag]1.3[tag] [tabstop]




Now I copy source to target for segment #1 and confirm. Auto-propagation kicks in, but the corresponding segments in the target text look like this:

[tag]1.1[tag] [tabstop]

[tag]1.2[tag]

[tag]1.3[tag]


As you can see, segment #1 does contain the tab stop, the others don't. All segments are confirmed.

This means that I have to manually add the missing tab stop to all subsequent segments, which can mean a lot of work (as there usually are a lot of similar segments).

What's going wrong here? Am I missing any settings?

Many thanks in advance for any help!

Kind regards,
Erik


 

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Can you provide a little more info? Jul 8, 2014

Hi Erik,

What kind of filetype is this and is the only string per line? I'm struggling here because normally all these tags would be moved external anyway.

On the forum post and having to use square brackets : http://wp.me/p2xDjK-HZ I see this so often I decided to explain whyicon_wink.gif

Regards

Paul


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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DOCX Jul 9, 2014

Dear Paul,

This happens with docx files. As I'm encountering this regularly, I suspect it has something to do with my TM settings.

Here's a screenshot:



Thanks a lot for looking into this, and also for the explanation re. brackets etc.

Kind regards,
Erik


[Updated screenshot]

[Bearbeitet am 2014-07-09 07:23 GMT]


 

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What kind of tags... Jul 9, 2014

... are these Erik? I'd just like to try and repro exactly what you have but you are minimising the information for me here.

Thanks

Paul


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Updated Jul 9, 2014

SDL Support wrote:

... are these Erik? I'd just like to try and repro exactly what you have but you are minimising the information for me here.

Thanks

Paul


Sorry Paul, that was indeed stupid. I've updated the screenshot in my post above.

Thanks again!

Erik


 

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Ok.... Jul 9, 2014

Hi Erik,

Can you email me a docx with just this bit in it? I cannot make Studio keep these tags inside the segment at all so I never see them. I also tried changing the segmentation rules in case you have some funny rules that all these tags to be retained in the file... but I can't.

Alternatively can you try opening your file again with a clean TM that uses default rules and see if you have the same problem.

If you do then seeing your file will help, if you don't then we need to look at your TM I think.

Regards

Paul


 

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Email address? Jul 9, 2014

Dear Paul,

I've opened the docx again with a clean TM. Here, tab stops will not cause a segmentation, so for example segment 65 to 67 in the screenshot will all be in one segment. The tags are still there, though.

I'll be happy to send you the files. Which email address should I be using?

Kind regards,
Erik


 

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You can send them... Jul 9, 2014

... to pfilkin@sdl.com

I may not respond for a while though... just about to board a plane.

Sounds file related then as my effort to mirror what you have does separate these segments even with default segmentation rules.

Regards

Paul

[Edited at 2014-07-09 08:41 GMT]


 


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