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Increasing source segment size character by character
Thread poster: Colin Bowles

Colin Bowles  Identity Verified
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Sep 27, 2005

Could anyone plse tell me how I can increase or decrease the source segment size char by char. I am doing a job where the original text has lots of full stops missing, so I need to remove one sentence from the source segment. I know I can use alt+ page up or page down, but that only goes back to the next full stop.

Thanks very much in advance,

Colin.


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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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I don't think you can Sep 27, 2005

Wordfast uses specific characters (called 'end-of-segment punctuation (ESP)' in the WF manual) to define segment boundaries, and AFAIK you can only (interactively) expand or contract the size of a segment in chunks delimited by ESPs. My advice would be to put all the full stops in the text where they belong before you start translating.

If you're careful and know what you're doing, you can also cut and past parts of segmented text in the middle of a session, but it's best to stop WF before doing this kind of editing. It's a good idea to enable display of non-printing characters (spaces and paragraph marks) before you start editing (by clicking on the paragraph symbol in the toolbar). Don't monkey with the WF delimiters, and pay attention to whether text is marked as hidden.


[Edited at 2005-09-27 22:27]


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Marek Buchtel  Identity Verified
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ForceSegment Sep 28, 2005

Colin Bowles wrote:

Could anyone plse tell me how I can increase or decrease the source segment size char by char. I am doing a job where the original text has lots of full stops missing, so I need to remove one sentence from the source segment. I know I can use alt+ page up or page down, but that only goes back to the next full stop.

Thanks very much in advance,

Colin.


Dear Colin,

You can use the command "ForceSegment" to make a segment that contains the text you want.
Mark (highligh) the text, which should form the segment (e.g. a sentence). The text must not contain any hard returns (end-of-paragraph marks). Then press Shift+Alt+Down (or select ForceSegment from the Wordfast menu). Wordfast will make a segment, which contains the text you have highlighted.

Regards

Marek


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Colin Bowles  Identity Verified
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Thanks. Sep 28, 2005

Thanks you all for your help. I will try it when I have a second.

Colin.


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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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Thanks Marek Sep 28, 2005

I overlooked that in the manual. Nice to know.

[Edited at 2005-09-28 12:51]


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