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English translation: Style definition

16:55 Jun 27, 2017
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software / Track changes
German term or phrase: Formatvorlagendefinition
This is a word which appears as a comment in 'Track Changes' using Microsoft Word. I've been able to decode what a lot of the other comments mean e.g. "formattiert" is, straightforwardly, "formatted". But messing around with Track Changes in English hasn't enabled me to decode this one - it describes using track changes to change the text type, e.g. to Heading 2 etc., I think.

Überschrift 2"
Anna Morvern
Local time: 17:45
English translation:Style definition
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Heike Holthaus
United States
Local time: 12:45
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4 +2Style definition
Heike Holthaus
3style sheet (definition)
Ramey Rieger



4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
style sheet (definition)

This is where you define which spelling (U.S or British?),
which idiosyncrasies in the text should be left alone (not corrected), etc.

Ramey Rieger
Local time: 18:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 15
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Ramey. The problem is I cannot find any reference to "style sheet definition" in the Track Changes function in English, but I guess it's possible it exists in the German version of Microsoft Word (track changes) but not in the English version.

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
Style definition


Heike Holthaus
United States
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Think this is it! I googled and a number of links come up referring to this as a comment in Track Changes e.g.,

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ramey Rieger: much better!
28 mins
  -> Thank you Ramey :)

agree  Hazel Underwood: gree, Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. are called Styles in Word
14 hrs
  -> Thank you, Hazel
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