WF Pro inputting too many spaces after periods
Thread poster: Bree Salmon

Bree Salmon  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 15:35
Japanese to English
Sep 24, 2012

I am having a problem with Wordfast Pro putting three or four spaces after the period at times that seem totally random (sometimes it will only put a single or double space). I am careful not to leave any spaces after periods in target segments, but multiple spaces still show up in translated texts.

Ideally, I would like it to only put one space after periods, no matter what. Is there some setting I can change to accomplish this?

By the way, I am still using Wordfast 2.4.2 because I had some problems with 3.0. Has this spacing issue been resolved in 3.0 or 3.1?


 

Bree Salmon  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 15:35
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Nothing? Oct 1, 2012

The lack of responses makes me think it's something I'm doing wrong... Is nobody else having this issue? Could it be a unique thing with Japanese to English?

 

Sam Brightbart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:35
French to English
hmm Nov 13, 2012

I'm having trouble with double spaces, but not triple or quadruple ones! I'm afraid I don't have a solution to the problem, however...

 

Bree Salmon  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 15:35
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Well Nov 13, 2012

The triple or quadruple space issue may have either been my own habits or due to any issue in Wordfast Pro ver. 2.X because I don't think it has happened to me since updating to WFP 3.1. I do still occasionally get double spaces, though, as you mention. Could be I am still leaving a space after periods and Wordfast is inputting spaces at the beginning of segments, resulting in double spaces. Is anyone able to verify this?

 

Bree Salmon  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 15:35
Japanese to English
TOPIC STARTER
Still having this problem, but only with Word files Apr 25, 2013

I can confirm that I'm still having this problem with WFP 3.1.5, but only with Word files (docx, and maybe .doc as well). I am getting three spaces after each period, exactly.

Is there a setting in Word that I need to change, maybe?


 

KateKaminski
Local time: 07:35
German to English
I have a similar problem Apr 26, 2013

WP keeps leaving a single space at the beginning of new paragraphs, and random double spacing throughout the Word file.

Maybe it's a bug?


 


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