HELP!!!! OPERATION ABORTED: a provisional segment was found in
Thread poster: Suzette Martin-Johnson

Suzette Martin-Johnson
Canada
French to English
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May 26, 2011

OPERATION ABORTED: a provisional segment was found in [filename]

Help...I have just completed a translation which is due in three hours and murphy's (sod's) law has struck. Was feeling smug and ready to clean up and e-mail then turn in for the "night" but there you go. I don't know if it's because I had ended and restarted by translation a couple of times b/c of there being a few English sections in there. Anyhoo, WF Classic is giving me the message above. I am using Word 2010 (alth
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OPERATION ABORTED: a provisional segment was found in [filename]

Help...I have just completed a translation which is due in three hours and murphy's (sod's) law has struck. Was feeling smug and ready to clean up and e-mail then turn in for the "night" but there you go. I don't know if it's because I had ended and restarted by translation a couple of times b/c of there being a few English sections in there. Anyhoo, WF Classic is giving me the message above. I am using Word 2010 (although it's a doc file.)
The annoying thing is when I do my usual ctrl + , I see what the translation should look like and I just want to copy and paste but of course can't because you still get the bilingual file.

Any suggestions? Sorry in advance if this is garbled but it's 4am here. Getting desperate here....

Thanks in advance.
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Andrea Perret  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:18
Member (2006)
English to German
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Link to another ProZ.com discussion May 26, 2011

I just discovered that this matter was discussed earlier. See
http://www.proz.com/forum/wordfast_support/70458-a_provisional_segment_bookmark_is_still_present.html

Some time ago, I faced the same problem. I took the source text and created a new target file with the help of the translation memory. After that, the cle
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I just discovered that this matter was discussed earlier. See
http://www.proz.com/forum/wordfast_support/70458-a_provisional_segment_bookmark_is_still_present.html

Some time ago, I faced the same problem. I took the source text and created a new target file with the help of the translation memory. After that, the cleaning up was no problem.

Success!
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Suzette Martin-Johnson
Canada
French to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! May 26, 2011

Thanks Andrea: I also found another way to cheat Wordfast. Someone suggested using find and replace to get rid of the markup and source text. It worked and I am doing a quick proofread to zap off now!

 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:18
English to French
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Provisional segment = F10 May 26, 2011

FWIW, this message appears when a clean-up is initiated with provisional segments remaining. A provisional segment (RTFM) is created by hitting F10 instead of Alt+Down.

With no segment open, hitting F10 will open the first such provisional segment, which can be validated using Alt+Down, and so on. Then only a clan-up can be performed.


 


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