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Segmentation of .idml files

Dragan Markovic Jul 14, 2017 09:55PM CEST

I have to work on some .idml files but the designer seems to have used hard instead of soft returns for line breaks. Because of that, I get low quality segments. Is there a way to disregard these hard returns and merge the segments on import?

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Vaclav Balacek Jul 14, 2017 10:01PM CEST Memsource Help Center Agent

Dear Dragan,
You need to modify this section of the segmentation rules.
\t and \2029 are both paragraph separators.
Please try to remove these to see if it helps. If not, please send us the file in question at support@memsource.com.
Thank you.

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Dragan Markovic Jul 15, 2017 02:11PM CEST
Hi Vaclav,
Thanks, this seems to be working! The problematic segments are now merget with 
 marking where the hard return was. Should I be worried how the clean files will look like, meaning, will there be a break after 
? Thanks!
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Vaclav Balacek Jul 15, 2017 05:18PM CEST Memsource Help Center Agent

Hi, the formatting tags should be placed back where the hard returns need to be placed.
I think it would be best to remove the hard returns from the InDesign file before importing it for translation.
I am not an expert in InDesign, but I think there are some find-and-replace functions that should be able to do this.

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Dragan Markovic Jul 17, 2017 08:17AM CEST
Thanks! Will we be able to replace back the 
 with hard returns in the target if there is a problem with formatting?
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Vaclav Balacek Jul 17, 2017 09:52AM CEST Memsource Help Center Agent

Hi Dragan,
You should, but this is really something you will do in InDesign.

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