Mobile menu

Problem expanding two successive segments in Wordfast
Thread poster: linadia
linadia
French to Arabic
+ ...
Mar 30, 2009

Hello,

I am having a problem expanding two successive segments in Wordfast. I did that before, but for some reason, it is not working now. Segmentation does not seem to be based on punctuation marks any more, because Wordfast is segmenting the sentence spontaneously and not based on the punctuation marks designed in the setup.

Any suggestions are much appreciated

Thank you
Nadia

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-03-30 17:49 GMT]


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:03
French to English
OCR document? Mar 30, 2009

Hi Nadia,

Just an idea to get started, could it be you are working with an OCR'd document, and that you have paragraph marks where they shouldn't be?

Try displaying hidden text while looking at a copy of your source document, you should be able to see any extra paragraph marks and remove them.

PS: I assume this is Wordfast Classic - please state your version of WF and Word just in case

[Edited at 2009-03-30 18:35 GMT]


Direct link Reply with quote
 
linadia
French to Arabic
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
It worked Apr 1, 2009

Hi Lori,

Yes, you're right. I changed the paragraph marks and the problem is solved. But I still don't understand why the expanding of segments did not work.

Thank you so much for your useful tip.

Nadia


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 23:03
French to English
expanding Apr 1, 2009

linadia wrote:

But I still don't understand why the expanding of segments did not work.


It's because Wordfast won't let you expand past a paragraph mark - I guess that's just the way it's designed.

Thank you so much for your useful tip.


You're welcome - glad to hear you solved it!


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Problem expanding two successive segments in Wordfast

Advanced search


Translation news related to Wordfast





PDF Translation - the Easy Way
TransPDF converts your PDFs to XLIFF ready for professional translation.

TransPDF converts your PDFs to XLIFF ready for professional translation. It also puts your translations back into the PDF to make new PDFs. Quicker and more accurate than hand-editing PDF. Includes free use of Infix PDF Editor with your translated PDFs.

More info »
TM-Town
Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs