Wordfast Classic loses segments
Thread poster: Armorel Young

Armorel Young  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:43
German to English
Jul 21, 2015

I've been having a bizarre problem - I translate something perfectly normally, but then sometimes when I go on to the next segment the target text in the previous segment disappears and only the segment delimiters remain. When I clean up the document, sentences that I know perfectly well that I translated are simply not there. If I go back to the source text for the missing segments and re-open WF there, the "disappeared" text reappears.

This means that I can no longer be confident that my target text is complete, since WF may have "lost" sentences without my noticing. Which makes me fairly disgruntled, as I thought that part of the "point" of CAT tools was that they stop you leaving anything out.

How can I stop this happening (and why is it happening anyway)?


Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:43
English to French
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Ask Wf tech support Jul 21, 2015

That is a question for Wf tech support, which probably will ask you about operating system, Office version, etc.


B D Finch  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:43
Member (2006)
French to English
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Hidden text? Jul 21, 2015

Have you checked that they aren't just hidden? I suggest you try a Find = hidden font > Replace = not hidden font. I used to prefer working with Wordfast Classic, rather than Pro for short, simple texts, but I have found it seems to have become neglected and increasingly buggy. As a result, I now nearly always use Wordfast Pro.

[Edited at 2015-07-21 21:27 GMT]


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