Segmentation problem
Thread poster: Mihail M Mateev

Mihail M Mateev
Local time: 06:16
English to Bulgarian
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Apr 28, 2007

OS: Windows XP SP2
MS Office 2003
Wordfast 5.51j

I have this problem:

Sometimes, but quite often this happens:

when I go to the next sentence to translate, suddenly instead of next source sentence, I receive a whole paragraph in the source window, which contains both source and target segments in itself. And I am prompted to "translate" it.

I go back, with alt+upper arrow, but then the paragraph becomes segmented thus:

Source segment contains "Source1.Target1" and I am propted to translate it. I just cut the Target1 and paste it at target window.

Thus I manage to go around the problem, but I do not sove it. I am wasting time on this.

Do you have a solution?


Andrea Erdmann
Local time: 05:16
French to German
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same problem Apr 28, 2007

I had the same problem twice, and hve no answer yet how to avoid this (while proofreading, suddenly I had this phenomenon in the whole document!). Just to tell you that apparently, this problem is not a one-time-problem. I'm also curious for the answers.


Terejimenez  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:16
English to Spanish
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Help needed with segmentation May 5, 2007

Dear colleagues,

This is a sample of a paragraph from a large file (a pdf converted to .doc)

"When hot, add green onions and red bell peppers, sauteing for 1 minute. Add corn, chopped carrots, and zucchini. Add water, 1/2 tsp chili powder, oregano, cumin, and 1/2 tsp salt-free herb seasoning blend. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, covering for the last 2 to 3 minutes."

I need to pre-translate the file with a TM, which contains words such as "red bell peppers" "sauteing" "cumin". I set a 30% percentage for matches but have been unable to pretranslate the file. When trying to pretranslate the file, there are no matches at all. I think the problem is with segmentation and do not know how to change the segmentation.

Thank you very much for your inputs.



Mihail M Mateev
Local time: 06:16
English to Bulgarian
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Post your request as a new thread May 5, 2007

You should post this request under a new thread, as your question is not related to the tpic of this thread.

As for your problem, I would say I do not use pretranslate function.

Are you sure, that in this so converted from PDF file Doc file does not contain a carriage return on every end of the line, and not just on the end of each paragraph? Carriage return is as to click eNTER on every end of the text.


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