Tag types in SDL, deleting/modifying tags
Thread poster: Joseann F-L

Joseann F-L  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:06
Member (2014)
English to German
+ ...
Dec 30, 2015

Hello, I am a beginner with Trados (2015) and I struggle with tags. I have found how to copy them from source text into target text, but it seems, there are different ways how to do this and each has different consequences.
Right now I have (inline and place holder) tags in my target text that have little tiny, orange "lock-symbols" at the front and end, and those that don't. If I use the command STRG+, and choose a tag from the proposed list, I get the "lock-symbols", the tag symbol and the enclosed text, if I use the STRG+mouseclick, I copy only the tags, but not the text they include.
But both tags are locked. So I can't actually delete those tags without a lock (that should have a lock as well) and replace them with the correct tag with locks. They are both protected and cannot be changed, which is a problem, as some of them should have locks, but don't. I found in the menu under options the possibility to "protect tags" (in general) and I should be able to just change this setting, but for some reason I can't.

Also, if I choose the STRG+, command and copy the complete tag including text, I cannot work in the segment anymore, as the cursor jumps into the tag, whenever I start typing behind the tag, and tells me then that "protected tag area cannot be changed". I have now started to translate the whole segment first and copy the tags at the very end, but whenever there is a mistake, it's difficult to change.

So: how can I delete tags in the target text that I have copied wrongly and replace them with the correct tag version from source text?
How can I work in a segment after having copied a tag via STRG+, command and selection from tag list?

Any help would be highly appreciated, thank you in advance.

Kind regards

[Edited at 2015-12-30 20:41 GMT]


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Tag types in SDL, deleting/modifying tags

Advanced search

Anycount & Translation Office 3000
Translation Office 3000

Translation Office 3000 is an advanced accounting tool for freelance translators and small agencies. TO3000 easily and seamlessly integrates with the business life of professional freelance translators.

More info »
Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »

  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search