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Why can't I create a new glossary?
Thread poster: xxxwonita
xxxwonita
China
Local time: 00:05
Apr 8, 2008

"Click the "New glossary" button. Wordfast creates a sample, English-French dictionary, made up of three lines (commonly referred to as entries). Each entry is made of a source term, followed by a tabulator, followed by a target term. This is a sample glossary, in which you can edit or delete existing terms. Note that Wordfast glossaries do not contain language definitions (language codes) so you can re-use the sample, EN-FR glossary even if your language pair is different."

So far I have followed the user manual of Wordfast. But now after I clicked the "New glossary" button, a window appeared with such remarks:

"error, object needed."

What can be the cause? Besides, the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T to open the window for new terms does not always work. Can anybody help?

Thanks in advance.


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 05:05
French to English
what version? Apr 8, 2008

I believe there were some versions that had known glossary problems. You might trying upgrading/retrograding to another version.

Try making your own glossary in excel, save it as "text, tab delimited" and select it in wordfast, rather than creating a new glossary. This is what I usually do and never had any problems.

That's strange that CTRL- ALT- T only works 'sometimes'. Have you noticed if the problem occurs when a particular program is open, and fixes itself when that particular program is closed? If you don't have an active glossary, I don't think the shortcut would work?

I'm still having problems with CTRL-ALT-C on my new laptop, but mine *never* works plus a few other lesser used shortcuts that are hijacked by some other program ... haven't had enough time to troubleshoot it yet.


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xxxwonita
China
Local time: 00:05
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Wordfast 552 Apr 9, 2008

Thanks for your reply.

The problem with the shortcut is solved now. The window will not open unless a term in the source language and one in the target language are selected seperately. I didn't always choose both.

A bad carpenter always complains about his tool.


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