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Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Finnish to German
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May 27, 2016

I almost daily use Studio 2015, but this has never happened before. When I see a segment with tags, I either copy the source to target or, when the translation comes from the tm, I copy the tags from source into the target text. If I miss a tag, or if there are too many of them, Studio puts a small x beneath the segment so I can check what's wrong.

But last week I got a package with merged files. There were only few segments with tags in it. After delivery the PM wondered why I had not taken account of the tags. Later she answered that her colleague had opened the return package and on her machine with Studio 2015 there were no tags in the source, but on her own machine with 2015 there were tags all about. She sent me a screen shot.

I re-opened the project and say now tags. Then I went to the panel where I can choose who tags are displayed, clicked on one of the icons and suddenly I saw tags all over the source file, but not in my translation.

Now I wonder how this was possible, why Studio did not display a note about missing tags?


Frank Zou  Identity Verified
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Chinese to English
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Tags hidden in the source text? May 27, 2016

Perhaps the tags in the source text were hidden. If the source text is.doc file, you can open it in office word, Ctrl+a, ctrl+d, and remove the check in front of "hide".


Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:00
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Finnish to German
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Some were visible though May 27, 2016

Now when I checked the original files it really was a .doc-file. So the reason was there, it should have been converted to docx first. I will contact the PM about it.


Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Spanish to English
QA setting May 27, 2016

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

why Studio did not display a note about missing tags?

Missing tag warnings are customised at a QA level in a package.
In your daily work I expect you have this set to show up as an error (X beside the segment), but in the package you were sent, the QA verification settings were different.


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