Unable to stretch segments
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reliable  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:50
French to English
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May 18, 2007

Hello everyone,

I hope someone out there can help with this problem.
I received a Word file and began translating using Wordfast as usual - instead of segmented phrases it started to segment each letter of each word! When I used the Att+pgdwn to expand the segment it only added one more letter!!
Needless to say after ten letters I gave up and just started to overtype without using Wordfast.
Can anyone please tell me if there is a way that I can see why this is happening on just this one document and if so, is there a way that I can fix it so that Wordfast will segment it as usual?

Thank you in advance for your help and have a good weekend!


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Dan Marasescu  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 12:50
Member (2003)
English to Romanian
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Very strange! May 18, 2007

Silly question: is there anything between your characters? If you double click a word, does it become selected?

Did anyone change the segmentation rules?


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Vito Smolej
Germany
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could it be ... May 18, 2007

some strange kind of Unicode (non-UTB-8) RTF file?

How do other word files behave?


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reliable  Identity Verified
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Unable to stretch segments May 18, 2007

Thank you for your answers/questions

No - there is nothing between the characters they just appear as A or B etc...
and all my other files have behaved normally - nothing has been changed since I am the only one who uses this computer and program...


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reliable  Identity Verified
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unable to stretch segments May 19, 2007

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that I moved on to the second part of the document and the problem has vanished.

I still don't know what could have caused it -I just hope it never happens again!

Thanks for your help.


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Paunitka  Identity Verified
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similar problem Aug 24, 2007

I had a similar problem. I solved it by deleting multiple spaces that followed the segment to be stretched.

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