Manuel Arcedillo wrote:
If you are sure your client needs you to modify its content, you can change it opening the sdlxliff file in any text editor. I recommend an XML-aware one like Notepad++. You would need to find your segment and the ID of the tag you want to modify. In the case of locked content, it starts with "lockTU_". Then you should look for that same ID somewhere above your segment (it should be inside a trans-unit element) and edit its content there. Or if you are sure there is no ambiguity, just search directly for the piece of text you need to edit and forget about the IDs.
This is not ideal, of course, and there is always the chance of breaking up the XML structure if you are not careful, so if you think this may become a common practice it may be worth asking your client to not lock this content in the future.
As you said it is a workaround and it's not ideal. But thanks for the tip. I have modified it in a text editor and reopened it in Studio and all is well. I had thought that there would be a Studio solution to the problem, but apparently there isn't.