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memoQ 2015: Tags and formatting


Tags and formatting

Tags should remain the same in the target as they are in the source. memoQ makes a distinction between different types of tags, formatting, structural and inline tags.

Simple formatting such as bold, italics and underline doesn't normally carry tagging. Reproduce it manually in the target using CTRL + B, CTRL + I and CTRL + U.

More complex structural formatting is indicated by tags such as {1}, {2}, {3}. These should be reproduced as they are in the target, and their order cannot be changed.

Inline tags from html files and xml base formats such as IDML, XLIFF, SDLXLIFF show as tags where you can see the tag content. The order of inline tags can usually be changed but note the following:

  • You must never break the XML structure by removing or adding tags, or by nesting tags incorrectly. This is a very common case when XML based files cannot be exported from memoQ.
  • Some inline tags are placeholders (this is for example usually the case with SDLXLIFF) that often are only identified with a letter and a number in an attribute, eg <g =id"1">. You must not change the order of these tags, as indicated by the attribute, as this will break the XML.

The memoQ 2015: Inline Tags button lets you decide how much of the tag content to display.

There are various useful commands that can speed up tag handling. See Tag Commands for a full explanation.

More information about tags in memoQ Help: http://kilgray.com/memoq/2015/help-en/formatting_tags.html

Also see these wiki pages on the individual UI functions relating to tags:

memoQ 2015: Tag Insertion
memoQ 2015: Copy Next Tag Sequence
memoQ 2015: Inline Tags
memoQ 2015: Tag Commands