How to deal with fragments as segments in STAR XV
Thread poster: Rob2031

Rob2031
Canada
Local time: 15:39
German to English
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Nov 13, 2008

I'm brand new to using STAR XV Professional, so my apologies in advance if this has been covered before elsewhere (though I have searched for it.)

I have encountered a situation in which 1 sentence in the source text has for some reason been split into two fragment segments. In trying to rectify this, I see that by right clicking in the target language window I have the option to either split a segment or join it to the next one. "Join" would be the obvious choice, I then receive a warning to ensure that I do the same thing in the source window. However, there is no option to split or join segments in the source language window.

eg.:
segment 65:
"Die XYZ [company name] verlaengert den bis Ende 2009 laufenden Vertrag als Partner des"
segment 66:
"ABC nicht mehr."

Any help on sorting this out properly greatly appeciated.

R.


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Antoní­n Otáhal
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Enable Nov 14, 2008

When the source window is active, uncheck "Read Only" in the "View" menu. Do not forget to restore this protection once you are done.

Remarks:

(1) In my experience, after you join or split segments, all the indexing goes berserk (fuzzy matches do not correspond to each other properly); the best way is to do all the segment joining in the project and then save all and restart Transit.

(2) Sometimes strange things may happen - I recommend you should back up the whole folder of the respective project before you play with these things. Or at least make a reference extract of the work done.

Antonin


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Rob2031
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Thx for the info Antonín Nov 14, 2008

Many thanks for the reply -- I was really at a loss. You've helped immensely.

Rob


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