WordFast Pro 3 - Translations disappear after cleanup
Thread poster: BTCBH

BTCBH
Belgium
Aug 19

After translating a relatively long document, I found that some items were missing in the translation even though I did translate them.
When I made a copy of the source file, opened it in WF Pro and ran through it, they remained gray (no translation found in memory).
However, when I checked the memory file in WordPad, the translations were actually there.

This is very frustrating and time consuming ... anybody an idea as regards to the reason and a possible solution?


 

kneyens
Belgium
Local time: 04:59
French to Dutch
We have the same problem! Aug 19

We have the same problem. One of my colleagues asked for help with this quite some time ago, but we haven't found a solution yet
As you say, it is quite time consuming, and it also makes working with WF a bit unreliable.
We often translate documents that follow a specific template, and although this template has been translated completely, some parts never show up as 100%. The memory file however, contains several iden
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We have the same problem. One of my colleagues asked for help with this quite some time ago, but we haven't found a solution yet
As you say, it is quite time consuming, and it also makes working with WF a bit unreliable.
We often translate documents that follow a specific template, and although this template has been translated completely, some parts never show up as 100%. The memory file however, contains several identical instances of these parts.
Very weird and very inconvenient.
A solution (or at least an explanation) would be higly appreciated!
Thank you for posting this! Hopefully some kind of answer will come up!
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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 04:59
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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@BTCBH Aug 19

BTCBH wrote:
After translating a relatively long document...


What is the file format of the document(s) that you translate?


 

Edward Potter  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:59
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Compatibility issue? Aug 22

This might not be your case, but I've had compatibility problems between WF3 and WF5 that sounds similar to your issue. When I've used TMs created in WF5 with WF3, there have always been random segments that were not showing up as translated, when they were.

Yes, it is frustrating to have work you have already done not appear when it is supposed to. It kind of defeats the purpose of having a CAT tool in the first place.


 

kneyens
Belgium
Local time: 04:59
French to Dutch
@Samuel Murray Aug 22


What is the file format of the document(s) that you translate?


In our case it is mostly .doc or .docx


 

BTCBH
Belgium
TOPIC STARTER
Format Aug 26

Same here: docs and docxs

 

BTCBH
Belgium
TOPIC STARTER
Format Aug 26

Samuel Murray wrote:

What is the file format of the document(s) that you translate?



Doc and Docx most notably


 


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