problem creating glossary for the first time
Thread poster: Ibrahim Nassef (X)

Ibrahim Nassef (X)  Identity Verified
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English to Arabic
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Aug 12, 2009

I am trying to follow the manuals of Wordfast classic (trial version). I got stuck when trying to create a sample glossary for the first time. First I opened a new glossary and saved it as a simple test, then I opened a new Word document, created a TM, started translating and chose a term in both the source and target language. In the window, that contains the two terms highlighted in green and prompts you to save the new terms, I kept getting the message "glossary not found" in spite of the fact that I made sure that the check box of glossary 1 was ticked and selected. I use Vista home premium and Word 2007. Could somebody help?

Ibrahim Nassef


Lars Jelking  Identity Verified
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Have you selected the new glossary for the translation? Aug 12, 2009

It's not enough to only create a new glossary. You have to select it when you start a new translation, just the same way you have to select a TM. The selection is stored as a new .ini file for Wordfast, and the next time you start W/F the selected TM and glossary are the active ones.

[Edited at 2009-08-12 17:59 GMT]


Kristyna Marrero  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:51
A few suggestions Aug 12, 2009

Hi Ibrahim,

Make sure in the settings box that the desired glossary was created or selected under the Terminology and Glossary #1 tabs. Also make sure that under the same Glossary #1 tab "This glossary is active" is checked. Finally, make sure that "Add to glossary #1" is checked after pressing Ctrl+Alt+T to mark the source term and target term. Please let me know if this helps.




Ibrahim Nassef (X)  Identity Verified
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Thank you very much. Aug 13, 2009

To Lars and Kristyna,

Thank you very much. Both your directions helped a lot. It was -as I suspected- an operator error. Beginners!

Thank you again,
Ibrahim Nassef


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