How to Insert Tags

This topic describes how to insert tags and apply formatting to a target language segment in the Editor window in the Editor view.

NOTE

By default, SDL Trados Studio settings specify that recognized formatting tags are hidden, therefore tags remain hidden when inserted and instead the text is formatted in the style used in the Editor window. For step-by-step instructions on how to apply formatting when the formatting tags are hidden, click here.

Insert Tags from a Source Language Segment

To insert tags from a source language segment:

  1. In the Editor window, click inside the target segment where you want the tag to be inserted or select the text that you want to be enclosed in tags.

  2. Place the cursor over one of the tags in the source segment press Ctrl. The tag and the text that it is encloses are highlighted in gold.

  3. Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the tag in the source segment text. The tag pair is inserted into the target segment at the point where the cursor is located. Click inside the tag pair and start typing. Alternatively, if you had selected text in the target segment, that text is now enclosed in the tag pair.

Insert Tags from the QuickInsert Toolbar

To insert tags from the QuickInsert toolbar:

Insert Tags Using QuickPlace

To insert tags using QuickPlace:

  1. When the cursor is at the point where you want to insert a tag in the Editor window, right-click and select QuickPlace from the shortcut menu. A list of tags is displayed in the QuickPlace dialog box.

  2. The first tag is selected automatically.

  1. Continue typing. The selected tag formatting is applied to the text.

  2. When you want the formatting to stop being applied, right-click and select QuickPlace from the shortcut menu. The QuickPlace dialog box is displayed. Select the closing tag closing_tag.jpg click OK to insert it into the document.

Insert Tags from a QuickPlace Drop-down List

To insert tags from a drop-down list:

  1. When the cursor is at the point where you want to insert a tag in the Editor window, press Ctrl+,(comma). A drop-down list of tags is displayed below the target segment.

    tag_list.jpg

NOTE

If you are applying formatting tags, for example bold, the formatting may appear as sample text that is formatted in the drop-down list.

boldlist.jpg

  1. The first tag is selected automatically. In the source segment, the text formatted by the tag is highlighted.

  1. Continue typing. The selected tag formatting is applied to the text.

  2. When you want the formatting to stop being applied, press Ctrl+,(comma) to insert the closing tag of the pair. Alternatively, press Ctrl+,(comma) to display the closing tag closing_tag.jpg for selection.

Insert Tags by Copying and Pasting

To copy and paste individual tags:

  1. In the source segment in the Editor window, select the required tag by clicking on the tag. The tag changes to the following display selected_tag.jpg.

  2. Copy the tag to the clipboard. You can either press Ctrl+C or right-click and select Copy from the shortcut menu.

  3. Place the cursor in the target segment at the point where you want the tag to appear and paste the tag into the segment. To paste the tag, you can either press Ctrl+V or right-click and select Paste from the shortcut menu.

  4. Type the text to be formatted by the tag pair.

  5. Repeat steps 1-3 to insert the closing tag of the pair. The ghost tag disappears.

You can also use this method to copy and paste individual placeholder tags.

 

 

Related Topics

Overview: Working with Tags