Pasting large amounts of text into WordFast target fields
Thread poster: Edward Potter

Edward Potter  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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Jun 21, 2006

I am trying paste whole paragraphs into my targe segments using WordFast but the gray background color is lost when I do the pasting.

Is this a problem? I am concerned about whether it might corrupt the WordFast formatting codes. Can anyone give me some insight into this?


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Valentin Alupoaie  Identity Verified
Romania
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Mind the cursor Jun 21, 2006

Hi, Edward !

Perhaps you are pasting over the cariage return code in the target segment. I remember experiencing something similar: I accidentally selected the invisible 'Enter' sign before pasting and the grey background disappeared. Anyway, it must have something to do with the Enters in your paragraphs... I don't know if this corrupts anything, I didn't want to find out.

HTH

[Editat la 2006-06-21 23:10]


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sylvie malich
Germany
Local time: 21:42
German to English
workaround Jun 22, 2006

I run into this all the time. Just mark the paragraph up to the period. Paste. Add period.
Voila!


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Daniel Bird  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:42
German to English
Workaround 2 Jun 22, 2006

Type some character in the target field (e.g. first character of your paste text) then copy/paste the rest of the text. Similar workaround to Sylvie's but from a different angle.
BTW I have found that in most situations, losing the background highlight does not cause a problem later with either Alt-Down or clean-up provided the pasting op does not interfere with the segment codes
Good luck
DB


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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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It turned out not to be a problem Jun 22, 2006

Thanks to everyone for the advice.

Yes, the background color changes when pasting but everything is pasted within the proper markers. When I exit the segment and come back, everything looks fine.

On some segments it looks like I have to leave either the first or last character in as I past and then delete it.


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