How do I disable tag protection?
Thread poster: Christine Andersen

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 07:58
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Jun 12, 2018

I have Studio 2017 and can't disable tag protection.

Please don't tell me Edit View, Click on Advanced, the Formatting section and click on the lock icon for tag protection … I have been there, done that dozens of times in different projects, and it just does not work. The lock icon remains highlighted and LOCKED, and I can't get rid of the tags.

I think I had this problem with earlier versions of Studio too. There must be something in the Options or settings somewhere that overrides it.

The main problem is tags for word breaks, which I do not want in the translation. Should they prove necessary, which they rarely do, I add them after exporting the target, when I do the final edit.

The only workaround I know is to edit the source document and remove the offending breaks before I start translating, but if it is a large document, this is time consuming. I usually discover the problem halfway through translating.

Of course, I could add a new, edited source file and add what I had already translated from the TM, but I would love to know how to get the official method to work!

Any advice on how to persuade Studio to let me edit the source and delete the tags? I will be most grateful!


 

Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
Colombia
Local time: 01:58
Member (2002)
German to Spanish
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CodeZapper, Transtools Jun 12, 2018

My first suggestion would be editing the source file using those automated "tuning" tools, specially Transtools' "Document Cleaner" part.

An alternative for it would be recreating the Studio project, but this time checking the "Allow source editing" box in the "Project Detail" dialog box.


Saludos.


 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 07:58
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Gracias Jun 12, 2018

… but source editing is already allowed, and I do it when there are commas, spelling mistakes or other odds and ends in the source, to keep my TMs tidy.

But tags seem to be unassailable!


 


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