Word shuts up upon searching in Context
Thread poster: Lucia Messuti
Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
Italy
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Nov 12, 2007

This is what happens quite (too) often:
I'm writing and at a certain point I perform a search in CONTEXT SEARCH,
I do my search.
Then, after doing the search I go back to the text I'm translating
At that point I find myself at the beginning of the text.
There, I go to the segment I was translating and I finish to translate that segment.
When I try to pass to the following segment (ALT + DOWN)
I cannot go on as Words decides to stop (WORD DOESN'T NOT RESPOND).
I've to close the document , go back to Word, recover the document to open it again.
This is very, very unpleasant.

Has anybody met this problem?


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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What... Nov 13, 2007

What is "context search"? Never heard of that.

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Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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It is a function of Wordfast Nov 13, 2007

When you would like to find a term in the TMs you go to CONTEXT SEARCH (4 arrows button).

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Lesley Clarke  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 13:26
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I have the same problem Nov 13, 2007

I asked here and on the yahoo wordfast group and the best I got was that it is probably because I have too many other macros. As I am very fond of my macros I've just resolved to do without context search, which is a nuisance, and sometimes I do a search directly in the TM.

I hope someone else can give us a better solution.

Regards
Lesley


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Milan Condak  Identity Verified
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You can search a local or remote TMs on web Nov 13, 2007

Lucia Messuti wrote:

When you would like to find a term in the TMs you go to CONTEXT SEARCH (4 arrows button).


Here is two years old my first testing of remote TM (VLTM):

http://www.condak.net/vltm/cansetup/htm/00.html

Milan Condak


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Damon Loomer  Identity Verified
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I have the same problem Nov 20, 2007

In fact, I've switched computers since the problem started, so I think I can rule out it being something specific to my system. I asked the Wordfast rep at a recent ProZ conference about it, but she hasn't got back to me about it.
I too am forced to sometimes fish around directly in the TM, for fear of Word freezing up on me.
It really would be good to hear from someone with some idea about this!


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Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
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Uninstall Nov 20, 2007

Perhaps there was a problem with Abby Fine Reader as it was in the Add-ins together with Wordfast
I uninstalled Abby and installed it again.
Then I uninstalled WF and installed it again.
Now it seems it's working....let's cross fingers
Lucia


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S.Paramesh Kumar  Identity Verified
India
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Context search Nov 29, 2007

Hi Lucia
encountering same problem after installing latest version of wordfast.

Temporary solution -

1. Do not close the NEW context window (which pops on
finding the term search)
2. Return back to your translation session (with the context
search window minimised)
3. Validate current segment
4. Now you can close the context window.

In other words, while working on a translation session (with an open segment), when you attempt context search, and it opens a new window (for the context) - DO NOT close this window (context window) before you have validated the open segment.

You can keep many context windows open. But always close an open segment from where you accessed that particular context search window.

Hope this helps.

It has given me a temporary solution as of now.

Pam


Lucia Messuti wrote:

This is what happens quite (too) often:
I'm writing and at a certain point I perform a search in CONTEXT SEARCH,
I do my search.
Then, after doing the search I go back to the text I'm translating
At that point I find myself at the beginning of the text.
There, I go to the segment I was translating and I finish to translate that segment.
When I try to pass to the following segment (ALT + DOWN)
I cannot go on as Words decides to stop (WORD DOESN'T NOT RESPOND).
I've to close the document , go back to Word, recover the document to open it again.
This is very, very unpleasant.

Has anybody met this problem?



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