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mopc  Identity Verified
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Jan 23, 2007

I just completed a job in wordfast (technical manual) and the cross references are not working any longer. The field says "Error! The origin of the reference was not found!". Now it seems I will have to redo it manually. How do I avoid this on wordfast next time?

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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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I don't know if you can Jan 23, 2007

If I remember correctly this is a little problem that WordFast has. I think you must do this manually after cleaning up.

I hope I am wrong on this. Does anyone have a way of doing this?

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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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if you find out, I'd like to know... Jan 23, 2007

Same problem here. WF apparently leaves the cross-reference destination codes attached to the source text strings (maybe it doesn't even recognise the codes), so they disappear when the document is cleaned. I just regenerate them, but that gets tiresome pretty quickly if your document has a lot of crossrefs.

[Edited at 2007-01-23 20:39]

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Jörgen Slet  Identity Verified
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transfer bookmarks to target Jan 25, 2007

I believe that if cross-references break upon translation then they refer to bookmarks and you have to transfer bookmarks from source to target like placeables. The procedure should be outlined in the manual.

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Milan Condak  Identity Verified
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Identical bookmarks Jan 25, 2007

mopc wrote:

How do I avoid this on wordfast next time?

Read in manual a text about "identical bookmarks" and chapter Bookmarks.


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