Wordfast Pro 3: Cannot save translated file because source Word file is corrupted
Thread poster: Kevin M
Kevin M

Local time: 12:20
Japanese to English
Mar 14, 2014

I opened a new Wordfast file extracted from a Word file.

Segmentation was good and I proceeded to translate.

Translation complete and tried to save translated file, but the resulting file is incomplete. Many many missing segments did not make it on the resulting Word file. I checked the source Word file and see that half of it is missing. I do not know why.

How do I output the material I translated in Wordfast in some form other than having to cut and past each segment when the source file is corrupted?

Any help would be appreciated.


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:20
Finnish to French
Bilingual review Mar 15, 2014

What would work is getting the correct, non-corrupt source file, open it in Wordfast and retranslate it. If you had already translated all its content, this should be very fast. If this is not an option for you, you can export your translation to a "bilingual review". This will allow you to copy/paste the entire translation in one go. You may of course have tags to get rid off and formatting to re-apply, but at least you wouldn't have to copy/paste one segment at a time.

OTOH, if the source Word document was corrupt when you got it from your client, I wouldn't spend too much time creating a proper translated version of the Word document. Just send them the translated TXML and let them fix the mess.

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