segments are grey
Thread poster: Nathaniel2

Local time: 06:46
Slovak to English
Dec 10, 2010

about half way through my control of a translation I discovered that all of the segments (target segments, that is) are grey. In the first half of the document they were green as expected and now they are all just grey. Any ideas why?


Simon Mountifield  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:46
French to English
Source document format? Dec 11, 2010


I had a similar thing happen to me quite a while back, and it was caused by the format of the document. In my case, it was a Word file that had been created from a PDF file. If I remember correctly, the software that the agency had used to create the Word file had applied some sort of shading or background colour to certain parts of the file, which seemed to confuse Wordfast, resulting in white or colourless segments. I managed to get round the problem by selecting the whole document and then applying "No colour" for the background colour.

You could also try looking at this thread as well, since I think this problem has cropped up before:

Not sure if this is the same problem as the one you're experiencing...

Hope that helps,



Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:46
French to English
a guess Dec 11, 2010

For one reason or another, those segments didn't get recorded in the TM (or weren't recognized...) so they show up grey when you reopen them instead of green. Happens to me sometimes too, not sure why.


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