Font formatting not retained in Wordfast Pro
Thread poster: B D Finch

B D Finch  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 13:08
Member (2006)
French to English
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Feb 24, 2011

I am currently using Wordfast Pro to translate a document that contains a lot of textboxes and tables. I have realised that some of the source text that was in uppercase has been imported into the txml file in lowercase. I have installed the latest version of Wf Pro and re-imported the source file under a different name, but same problem. I am using Windows XP with Word 2007 and the source document is .docx.

This applies in particular to headings that appear on blue background straps in the source document.

I'd be grateful for any help that avoids me having to search and edit all these formats in the cleaned file.

Regards,

Barbara

[Edited at 2011-02-24 14:57 GMT]


 

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 13:08
French to English
what font? Feb 24, 2011

Hi Barbara,

What font is applied to the problematic part? Could it be one of those fonts that is in all uppercase (you type in lowercase and it comes out uppercase)? Just a thought.


 

Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 13:08
English to Arabic
Files Please Feb 24, 2011

Dear Barbara,

Could you please send me the source file + the TXML file to investigate and advise you. Many thanks in advance!

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Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
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B D Finch  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 13:08
Member (2006)
French to English
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Lori guessed right: problem solved! Feb 24, 2011

I have just saved the translated file and looked up some of the offending segments in that file opened in Word - which I somehow hadn't thought of doing before - and, amazingly, they are OK! I checked out the font and it is Calibri with the "All caps" box ticked. I reckon I have to get used to the fact that one can't expect WYSIWYG in Wordfast Pro. Still, it has other advantages.

Thanks for your help.

Barbara


 

Helen Pringle  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 13:08
Italian to English
Caps / non-caps toggle for Wordfast on a Mac May 20, 2014

I use WF on a Mac and have found that to convert lower case to upper case and viceversa just highlight the text to be converted then press Shift+command+C. It really works!

 

Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 13:08
English to Arabic
Shift+Fn+F3 May 21, 2014

Dear Helen,

Helen Pringle wrote:

I use WF on a Mac and have found that to convert lower case to upper case and vice versa just highlight the text to be converted then press Shift+command+C. It really works!


Thanks for the reply.

As far as I can see, this is not a standard Wordfast Pro shortcut. Maybe you have changed it at some point?

The default shortcut for changing case is Shift+Fn+F3. Actually, it is Shift+F3, but the "fn" key should be used on some keyboards like those of Mac to activate function keys.

Kind regards,
Yasmin


 


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