Problem expanding two successive segments in Wordfast
Thread poster: linadia
linadia
French to Arabic
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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]


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 08:07
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]


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linadia
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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


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
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Local time: 08:07
French to English
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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!


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