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Thread poster: JM Fayolle

JM Fayolle  Identity Verified
France
French to English
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Feb 13, 2010

Hello

this question is about a translation achieved in several days
I d like to know how to set the cursor at the end of the text already translated to start the new session without clicking several times on the ALT-DOWN button

thanks


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Marjolein Verhulsdonck-Roest
Netherlands
Local time: 05:29
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English to Dutch
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Alt-Home Feb 13, 2010

usually does the trick in Wordfast Classic (I don't know about WF Pro). It opens the last-translated segment.
You can also select the next sentence to be translated and force WF to segment it (Shift + Alt + Down).
Hope this helps.
Regards,
Marjolein


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Maria Castro  Identity Verified
Portugal
Member (2008)
English to Portuguese
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Restart Feb 13, 2010

Hi,
You can do it by clicking in the wordfast dropdown menu > more... > restart. It will take you to the last translated segment.

Maria


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B D Finch  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 05:29
Member (2006)
French to English
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Resuming translation in Wordfast Pro Feb 24, 2011

Maria Castro wrote:

Hi,
You can do it by clicking in the wordfast dropdown menu > more... > restart. It will take you to the last translated segment.

Maria


I assume that advice related to Wordfast Pro. However I can't find the drop-down menu that you are talking about. If that was not for Wordfast Pro, then I should be really grateful if somebody could tell me how to quickly return to the last segment translated. The Wordfast Pro manual is dreadfully inadequate!

Regards,

Barbara


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Giuseppe Bellone
Italy
Local time: 05:29
Member (2009)
English to Italian
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This is what I've noticed Mar 3, 2011

I'm not a Wordfast PRO expert user but I've been trying the program in the past few weeks.
When you translate some segments and don't finish your transaltion, you save what you've done so far ("SAVE" in the toolbar) then from FILE menu you use "Exit". The program closes. When you launch it again it will re-open the same segments you left when you closed it, the cursor will appear in the first segment of course, which ia already translated, BUT on the right you have the "OUTLINE" with all the segments and from there it's easier to reach the last one you've transalted and continue form there.
I could not see any special button that immediately upon launching WF Pro takes you to the last segment you've translated, and that's rather strange, in my opinion. Imagine working with hundreds of segments, immediately reaching the last one you've translated would be a great help.
Has anyone seen that button somewhere? I didn't.
Anyway I hope what I said may help you.
MisterBeppe


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Argeliargm
Venezuela
Local time: 00:29
English to Spanish
How to go to the Last Modified Segment Aug 3

In case someone else is having the same doubt and runs into this old unanswered question:
I found out that the shortcut to go to the last modified segment is Shift + F5


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