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Automatic segment expansion
Thread poster: David Burrows

David Burrows  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:09
Spanish to English
Jun 12, 2008

Hello all,

When using Wordfast, my text is segmented after a colon (:) and I would like to know whether there is a way to make it automatically include text after a colon in the same segment (without having to use Alt + PageDown).
In the Setup I have seen the line {end-of-segment punctuation=: . } but I cannot seem to edit this to remove the colon.

Many thanks

David


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Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:09
Italian to English
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Not automatic, but a useful workaround... Jun 13, 2008

If you click on the + button on the WF toolbar (third from left), it will expand the segment to include the text after the colon up to the next segment break.

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ilija5150
Macedonia (FYROM)
Local time: 01:09
Macedonian to English
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Delete Colon from Setup Jun 16, 2008

Activate the Wordfast Setup panel. Click on Setup tag. In the General tab you should have several options. One of them should be "End-of-segment punctuation : . ! ? ^t". Double click it and a dialogue should appear. Delete the colon only and hit ok. This should do the trick.

If you ever decide that you would like segmentation to be done ending with colons, simply repeat the above by adding the colon mark.

[Edited at 2008-06-17 07:00]

[Edited at 2008-06-17 07:41]


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David Burrows  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:09
Spanish to English
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Thanks Jun 18, 2008

Thank you both for your replies: it now works as I wanted.

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