Wordfast – delete the translation text?
Thread poster: Lilian Peter
Lilian Peter  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:34
English to German
Nov 5, 2012

Dear translators,

while using Wordfast for a translation, I have accidentally saved the version with the translation in the same document as the source text, and I don't have another version of the source text while I do have another cleaned-up version of the translation. Is there any possibility to do a "clean-up" the other way round, so as not to clean the document from the source, but from the translation?

Many thanks and best regards
Lilian Peter


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 01:34
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Easy in Wordfast Classic Nov 5, 2012

Hi Lilian,

If you use Wordfast Classic (within Word) the solution is to make a copy of the file with the right source text. Open the new document in Word and press Alt+Delete before doing anything else.

Cheers,
Gerard


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Lilian Peter  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:34
English to German
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not sure what that means exactly Nov 5, 2012

Hi Gerard,

thank you, but I'm not sure what you mean by "making a copy of the file with the right source text" -- do you mean I should invert source and target language? How do I do that? By the way, I use Wordfast Classic for Mac, in case that makes any difference.

Thanks and best
Lilian


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 01:34
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German to Dutch
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Just make a copy Nov 5, 2012

Just make a copy of one of the two segmented files you have. When you press Alt+Delete outside of a session Wordfast will present an option to unsegment the whole document.

Cheers,
Gerard


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Lilian Peter  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:34
English to German
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doesn't work Nov 5, 2012

Mh, maybe I have another Wordfast version than you do, but I still don't know how to copy just one segmented file -- they are both in the same document, one German sentence following one sentence in English, plus I don't think alt + delete is a command that works on a Mac ... maybe I'm just too clueless! Thank you anyway!

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