Wordfast won't shrink or expand segments on Mac
Thread poster: Andy Wright

Andy Wright
Local time: 06:15
Spanish to English
Oct 28, 2004

Using Wordfast (latest) on Mac OSX Panther, and I cannot get it to shrink or expand segments, either with keystrokes (Alt+pageUp, etc.) or the buttons. I just hear an error sound and nothing happens. Any ideas?

The manual says substitute "Control" for "Alt" when using a Mac, but I can do Alt+Down to validate a segment just fine.

What I can't do is skip to another segment or shrink or expand a segment. Please help!


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 15:15
Member (2002)
English to Russian
+ ...

Moderator of this forum
Moving the thread Oct 28, 2004

to Wordfast support forum.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

xxx00000000
English to French
+ ...
Paragraph mark? Oct 29, 2004

I think the problem might be that Wordfast won't expand a segment across a paragraph mark. If you have a paragraph mark there, all you have to do is restore the segment to its original form (closing it with an empty translation will do it, unless you have allowed empty translations in PB). Then you just run ahead of Wordfast and "prepare the text", in this case by deleting the paragraph mark before opening the segment with Wordfast.

Hope this helps. If not - and even if it does - I suggest you join one or several Wordfast Yahoo groups and ask there (preferably not on the English-language list, which is basically for advanced users discussing the latest beta-version). The best group is the French one for asking questions of any level.

Best,
Esther


[Edited at 2004-10-29 05:38]


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Andy Wright
Local time: 06:15
Spanish to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! Oct 31, 2004

I also just found a section in the WordFast manual that addresses this, so I will try a few things.
Thank you!


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Wordfast won't shrink or expand segments on Mac

Advanced search


Translation news related to Wordfast





Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »
CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search