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Hello I'm becoming extremely frustrated with text formatting in the target segments,
I have a document which seems to be reasonably well formatted (typeface and text size) but target segments are highly variable. I don't want to have to copy the source to target segment every time and then delete it. Is it possible to just copy the formatting from source to target? There don't seem to be any tags in particular to copy over.
I've already seen a couple of posts giving quite extensive shortcuts but none seems to include the one I'm looking for.
You can easily and very quickly transfer formatting from source to target using the QuickPlace function (CTRL-comma or CTRL-click), but you need to do it individually for each tag/tag pair.
It is not possible to copy the entire formatting because localisable formatting such as bold, underline, italic, footnotes, etc. may be in different places in the target segment than in the source segment, hence the need to transfer them one by one.
If you want to be sure that you see all tags including the ones that are hidden by default, make all tags visible by clicking on "Toggle formatting display" in the "Option" section of the "view" ribbon.
Thanks Walter, I tried ctrl , and it suggests formatting options.
However I dont understand why if all source text is times new, why target text is alternately times or calibri and different sizes.
Is there no option at least to match source and target at least for font and size, regardless of bold and underline?
If you have these changes it is because they are in the source file. Try pressing Ctrl+Shift+H as this is the keyboard shortcut for the setting Walter suggested you try. This will allow you to see the formatting tags in the editor and place them more easily.
It does sound as though you are dealing with a converted PDF perhaps. It's not uncommon for poor quality PDF files to take on strange characteristics when OCR'd such as the following, all of which are going to be controlled by tags:
There are plenty of other issues possible too. I'd recommend you review this article from Emma Goldsmith :
Thank you for your response however I'm not experiencing what you are saying above.
The original Word document is all in Times New Roman and the final target document is in a mixture of Times and Geneva
Original in Times 12:
Text displayed differently in Editor:
Output in Geneva:
I understand about it being the tags setting the target format
Here in line 4 source the Times tag does not include 'l'autorité compétente" and the target is in the generic font.
Could I just force all the target into Times?
Here is a bit (tags display is still on) where there are no tags in the source and the target comes out as per source.
Hi Walter, I have the same problem. And I can see clearly a differt font into the target text. The source is blue and the target is black (just some of the segments), and when I save the target text on the computer I can see also size differences. I have posted an image yesterday, here:
How can I avoid that?
Can you also try pressing Ctrl+Shift+H to reveal any formatting tags. You should find there are tags controlling the font in these segments that you need to place in the target side.