Wordfast does not highlight placeables
Thread poster: Marcelina Haftka

Marcelina Haftka  Identity Verified
Poland
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English to Polish
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Nov 28, 2007

Although I installed, uninstalled and reinstalled WF, disabled monitor hotkeys and enables PB commands, none of words matching my placeable criteria is highlighted...icon_frown.gif
[Windows XP Professional, MS Word 2003]

Thank you in advance for you help,
Marcelina.


 

Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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reorganise TM Nov 28, 2007

You're clearly far more proficient in WF than I am (I don't even know what a monitor hotkey is!), so forgive me if I'm suggesting the obvious or useless - but have you tried reorganising your TM?

 

Marcelina Haftka  Identity Verified
Poland
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Wordfast does not highlight placeables Nov 28, 2007

Marie-Hélène Hayles wrote:

You're clearly far more proficient in WF than I am (I don't even know what a monitor hotkey is!), so forgive me if I'm suggesting the obvious or useless - but have you tried reorganising your TM?

Well, it's that some monitors use the same shortcuts, e.g. ctrl+alt+f12 (btw, it still doesn't work in my WF case...), ctrl+alt+arrows...

I don't know whether it could work, but I tried to reset all the options before and reorganize the TM after having read your posting, but still nothing...icon_frown.gif


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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What do you mean actually Nov 28, 2007

If there is a placeable in the source segment you press ctrl+alt+arrow right for the first placeable and ctrl+alt+arrow down for copying to the position in the target segment where your cursor is.
That's all I know about it, the same behaviour is in Trados.
Cheers
Heinrich


 

Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
France
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Not exactly the same as in Trados Nov 28, 2007

In Trados you can copy the first placeable without selecting any. In WF you need to select one with ctrl+alt+left/right arrow, and only then can you copy it with ctrl+alt+down arrow.
Normally, placeables are not highlighted only gray brackets appear around them.

Attila


 

David Daduč
Czech Republic
Local time: 21:02
English to Czech
If the shortcuts are hijacked... Nov 28, 2007

Marcelina Haftka wrote:

Well, it's that some monitors use the same shortcuts, e.g. ctrl+alt+f12 (btw, it still doesn't work in my WF case...), ctrl+alt+arrows...


If the shortcuts are hijacked by your graphics card (in which case you should be able to select a placeable using the icons), see the following article:
http://www.wordfast.net/index.php?whichpage=knowledge&Task=view&questId=48&catId=21

Attila Piróth wrote:

Normally, placeables are not highlighted only gray brackets appear around them.


Indeed, placeables, except recognized terms, are not highlighted. The grey brackets are displayed only if you set MS Word to show bookmarks (in most Word versions, the setting is under Tools > Options > View tab > Bookmarks).


 

xxxNMR
France
Local time: 21:02
French to Dutch
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Check these options Nov 28, 2007

- in Quality check - Glossaries - Setup glossary: select a glossary. Don't forget to reorganize this glossary with the Index button. Indicate also: Use fuzzy terminology recognition.
- in Quality check - terminology recognition: tick Enable terminology recognition and Search glossary 1 (and/or 2 and 3)

It should work now, the words should be highlighted. You can place them automatically:
- in Setup - PB (Pandora's box), insert this option: Propagate1 (and/or Propagate2 and 3 if you will be using several glossaries); and tick Enable Pandora's Box.
- If you insert also CopySourceWhenNoMatch, the source segment will be copied with the translated placeables in it.

If it doesn't work, check your glossary: this should be a .txt file in two or three columns, for instance exported from an Excel worksheet.


 


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