Beth Skinner wrote:
Basically my question is:
If all the tags are exactly the same (e.g. Times New Roman, 11 pt), do I really need to copy over all the tags from the source into my target segment? The way I see it, all the tags have exactly the same effect on the text so surely I can use just one pair instead of 5!
No, you don't have to copy them all over, as long as you have a matching opening and closing tag pair in the target segment. However, you must check that all tags you leave behind are identical.
Save the target file (Shift F12) from time to time, to check you're not omitting important tags. And if you have access to the realtime preview, you can see if all the formatting looks OK in the target file as you translate.