Non-breaking spaces as tags in Studio 214
Thread poster: Iwona Mróz

Iwona Mróz
Local time: 13:32
German to Polish
Dec 5, 2014

Dear colleagues,

I use Trados Studio SP2 and while inserting a non-breaking space or a long dash instead of a normal symbol ° or – an inline tag is inserted. This happens however not in every file type, in TRADOStag and QuarkXPress Export for sure, but not in Excel or Word.

I am not sure if this has changed after updating to SP2. I know however that in Studio 2011 no such inline tags were inserted.

Do you know how to fix it? Any ideas will be much appreciated.

Best regards,


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United Kingdom
Local time: 13:32
Does it need fixing? Dec 7, 2014

Hi Iwona,

Perhaps the file formats where you use these characters need to see them as tags? Does it cause a problem for the end user? Are you inserting them using the Quick Insert features?




Iwona Mróz
Local time: 13:32
German to Polish
Yes, it needs fixing Dec 8, 2014

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your massage.

I don't think the file formats need to see them as tags, because in Studio 2011 they didn't. I do not know yet, if this causes a problem for the end user, but it definitely causes a problem for me. I use a lot of non-breaking spaces, so that I would have a lot of tags in each segment, which is not only not legible, but also causes a lot of useless mistakes during verification.

I inset them with keyboard shortkeys. I have checked now how it is while using QuckInsert features but unfortunatelly the symbols are also inserted as tags.

Best wishes,


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