XTM Cloud v 13.0

Inline tags in XTM Workbench

Inline tags are text fragments marking: 

  • text formatting such as italic or bold

  • non-translatable technical symbols (such as HTML tags)

  • other special characters

Inline tags are displayed in XTM Workbench as numbers in curly brackets such as inline_non-translatable.png. The inline tags need to be placed in the translated target text. Auto-inserting inline tag in XTM Workbench option helps linguist to perform automate this task.

Table 64. Types of inline tags in XTM Workbench

Inline tag

Explanation

inline_text_formatting.png

represent text formatting, e.g. bold, italics, etc.; an opening and closing tag are required:

Example inline_text_formatting.png text inline_text_formatting.png

inline_non-translatable.png

represent non-translatable, anonymized elements, or HTML elements; they appear as single tags.

Example inline_non-translatable.png text

inline_atypical_.png

represent atypical spaces or special characters; they appear as single tags

Example inline_atypical_.png text


Tip

Insert inline tags into the target text in the same order as they are in the source text.

You can modify the order of inline tags provided that the sequence of opening and closing tags is correct.

For Microsoft Office Word files:

If the option to display hints about inline tags is enabled, XTM Workbench shows the meaning of the tags in the Inline tags docked panel.

If you are missing any inline tag in a segment, but try to validate it nevertheless, the segment will be highlighted in red, and a warning message appears.

Important

If you do not correct the number of inline tags, the segment will be saved, but the translation will not be used when the target document is generated, or it will not be available in the Find and replace option.

Inserting inline tags into target segments from the context menu in XTM Workbench
  1. In the target segment, place the mouse cursor in the location corresponding to the location of the inline tag in the source segment.

  2. Right-click the target segment to open the context menu.

  3. Choose Insert inline tag or special character to open the popup.

  4. Select Enter to validate.

Inserting inline tags into target segments using a shortcut in XTM Workbench
  1. In the target segment, place the mouse cursor in the location corresponding to the location of the inline tag in the source segment.

  2. Use the shortcut Alt/Option key + number on your keyboard from 1 to 9; for numbers 10+ use the Alt+0 shortcut and choose the inline from the Inline tag or special character popup window.

  3. Select Insert inline tag or special character to open the popup window.

  4. Select Enter to validate.

Auto-inserting inline tag in XTM Workbench

Important

Make sure that the Auto-insert inline tags option is enabled in the system settings: Settings > Translation> Workflow and access > Inline tags

Whenever inline tags are missing or are incorrectly inserted, you can have your inline tags fixed automatically. The system will propose the inline tags which should be entered into the target segment and the user may accept them or reject them and insert their own.

  1. Go to Settings > General.

  2. Select Auto-insert inline tags into target segment.

  3. Choose:

    1. Only when inserted inline tags are invalid.

    2. Only when no inline tags are inserted.

    3. Never.

  4. Select Save.

image388.png

Accepting auto-inserted inline tags