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Is anybody using wordfast on an intel mac? It doesn't work for me!
Thread poster: Diana Cossato
Diana Cossato  Identity Verified
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Jul 26, 2006

Hello fellow mac users,

I've just got myself a gorgeous little new macbook to replace my faithful g3 ibook, but, as much as I'm happy with its speed and features, I seem unable to install wordfast.

I'm still on the office test drive, could that be the reason? Or does wordfast not work with intel processors?

I open the wordfast.doc as I did when I previously installed it on my ibook (and as the instructions say) but, although I enable macros, the button doesn't seem to work.

If anybody can offer any tips I will be very grateful (heartsome will support intel soon apparently, but at least until then I'd like to keep using wordfast)

Diana


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Ivan Eikås Skjøstad  Identity Verified
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Security Jul 26, 2006

You might need to "Allow Visual Basic projects to run" . (Or something like that).

I hope this might help, or help you to get on the right track.


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Diana Cossato  Identity Verified
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Thanks but where is it? Jul 26, 2006

Hi Ivan,

are you on a mac? Where's this option located?

Thanks one again

Diana


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Steven Sidore  Identity Verified
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works fine for me Jul 26, 2006

There's no reason why it shouldn't work, even in the test drive. I have the Macbook Pro and it works just fine.

As suggested, it's probably a matter of Macro security. Check under Tools > Macros > Security

Good luck!


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Diana Cossato  Identity Verified
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Thanks, but apparently it's not there Jul 26, 2006

Hi Steven,

thanks for your reply. As strange as this may sound I do not have anything called "security" under tools>macro. It just says macro, record new macro followed by visual basic editor and realbasic editor. Didn't have it in the previous version either but still managed to install.
I'm sure something escapes me and I'll laugh at my dumbness when I find out but so far no luck.


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Ivan Eikås Skjøstad  Identity Verified
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Not sure Jul 26, 2006

Diana Cossato wrote:

Hi Ivan,

are you on a mac? Where's this option located?

Thanks one again

Diana


I am not on a Mac, but hoped that the information might help you to get on the right track. Currently I use an older version of Office, but had this problem when I tried out Office 2003 (for PC).


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Diana Cossato  Identity Verified
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Where you unable to install wf under a newer version of office? Jul 26, 2006

and did you manage once you've sorted out the macro-security issue?

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Diana Cossato  Identity Verified
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Steven, which version of office are you using? Jul 26, 2006

Steven Sidore wrote:

There's no reason why it shouldn't work, even in the test drive. I have the Macbook Pro and it works just fine.


apparently wf worked better under office x and 2001. If that's the case I will stick to one of those. Are you using office 2004 or one of the previous versions? It may well be that wf cannot be run on newer versions, witness Ivan. Unless of course Steven provides evidence to the contrary.


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Ruslan Datkayev  Identity Verified
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macro security Jul 27, 2006

Good day!

For PC, it's in following menu string: please check Service-Parameters-Security-Macros.

With respect,




rbd

[Редактировалось 2006-07-27 04:02]


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Milan Condak  Identity Verified
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Macro security and VBA Jul 27, 2006

Diana Cossato wrote:

Hi Ivan,

are you on a mac? Where's this option located?

Thanks one again

Diana


Hi Diana,

I have PC with Office 2003 CZ.
Here is short presentation of set-up in Word2003:

http://condak.net/lekce/duvera/en/04.html

(the last of four screens)

Milan


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Steven Sidore  Identity Verified
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Office X Jul 27, 2006

Diana Cossato wrote:

apparently wf worked better under office x and 2001. If that's the case I will stick to one of those. Are you using office 2004 or one of the previous versions? It may well be that wf cannot be run on newer versions, witness Ivan. Unless of course Steven provides evidence to the contrary.


The laptop does in fact have office x loaded on it.


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Diana Cossato  Identity Verified
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Manual installation under office 2004 works Jul 27, 2006

I've followed the advice of one of the members of the yahoo group and now it seems to work fine

"Diana,

I get the same thing on my non-Intel Mac. Follow the "manual" install
instructions outlined on page 6 of version 5 of the manual and you
should be fine. The only drawback to this is that you may have to
manually attach the Wordfast template to each file you want to work on
(or just load it under Tools/Templates and Add-ins each time you start
Word).

Cheers
Kieran"

I guess I should have consulted the manual first. After installing it once I thought I new it all! :$

Thanks for all your replies


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Rodolfo Raya  Identity Verified
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Intel Macs now supported Aug 7, 2006

Diana Cossato wrote:

If anybody can offer any tips I will be very grateful (heartsome will support intel soon apparently, but at least until then I'd like to keep using wordfast)



Version 6.2-x of Heartsome's programs work on Intel Macs.

Best regards,
Rodolfo


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Diana Cossato  Identity Verified
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Lovely, I'll try it asap! Aug 8, 2006

Rodolfo Raya wrote:

Version 6.2-x of Heartsome's programs work on Intel Macs.

Best regards,
Rodolfo


Thanks Rodolfo


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