Too many tags when translating .doc in Studio 2014
Thread poster: Yiftah Hellerman-Carmel

Yiftah Hellerman-Carmel  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2005)
German to Hebrew
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Mar 4, 2015

Hello,

I have created a project in Studio 2014, which consists (among others) of a large .doc file. The Studio bilingual file contains many tags that seem unnecessary when looking at the source. I activated the formatting marks in Word, but saw no reason for the many tags. Styles are also simple. Most tags are .

Can I get rid of the unnecessary (if they are really unnecessary) tags without damaging the integrity of the document and the original formatting?

Thank you.


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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:11
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Spanish to English
A couple of blog posts Mar 4, 2015

You may find this blog post on tag soups useful:
http://signsandsymptomsoftranslation.com/2012/06/15/tag-soup-in-trados-studio/

If it doesn't apply to you, and you just want to learn more about tag display in Studio, have a read of this post:
http://signsandsymptomsoftranslation.com/2012/12/06/more-display/


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NecdetB  Identity Verified
Turkey
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German to Turkish
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TransTools Mar 4, 2015

Hello,

Have you tried TransTools? http://www.translatortools.net/about.html

With that you can safely get rid of the tags.


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John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 09:11
Member (2008)
French to English
Font? Mar 4, 2015

I find excessive tags is often related to the font of the source document, especially if it contains a lot accents or diacritics. Sometimes, if I have the liberty, I will select all of the source document and change the font to another one close to the original, and most of the tags disappear. That's not always possible, depending on the nature of the job.

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Yiftah Hellerman-Carmel  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2005)
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I found a solution Mar 5, 2015

Thank you all for your suggestions. Transtool did not help much in this case and changing the font either. What I did was to save the source file as .docx (with the option "Maintain compatibility with previous Word versions"). I then imported it to Trados and now the amount of tags is now significantly smaller.

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laurgi  Identity Verified
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how to get rid...etc. video D. Pivard Mar 5, 2015

http://www.scoop.it/t/translator-tools/p/4032568856/2014/11/28/how-to-get-rid-of-unneeded-tags-with-transtools-video-by-dominique-pivard

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