Strange problem with Word in Outlook since installation of Wordfast
Thread poster: Sara Freitas

Sara Freitas
France
Local time: 09:00
French to English
Mar 16, 2006

Outlook 2002; Windows XP SP 2

Hello,

Since installing Wordfast, a strange problem keeps occurring in Outlook.

When writing a message, if I hit the backspace key, I get a MS Word dialog box asking if I want to save changes to the message.

Is there some setting I can change so that this stops happening? It makes it really difficult to type messages!

I haven't noticed anything strange in Word, just in Word when Outlook uses it to create new messages.

Any suggestions?

Sara


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Isabel Booth  Identity Verified
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I have the same problem! Mar 16, 2006

I recently downloaded the demo version of Wordfast to try it out for a while and have the same problem as you when sending e.mails: only after I have been using Wordfast, it doesn't happen if I have been working without it... so I'll be checking to see if you get any solution!!

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Virginie Lochou  Identity Verified
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Disable Word as mail editor Mar 16, 2006

ICMB wrote:

I recently downloaded the demo version of Wordfast to try it out for a while and have the same problem as you when sending e.mails: only after I have been using Wordfast, it doesn't happen if I have been working without it... so I'll be checking to see if you get any solution!!



I had the same problem when I installed Wordfast. Disabling Word as your email editor solves the problem.
Go to Tools > option > mail format > and uncheck the box "use Word to edit mail messages".

Good luck!


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Sara Freitas
France
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But I want all of the features of Word... Mar 16, 2006

...when I write e-mails.

Doesn't seem like a very good trade-off that I can't use the full features of Outlook and Word because of Wordfast...

There must be another solution??

More info: I am still in demo mode for Wordfast. Have my license number but haven't entered it yet...

Sara


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Its your decision Mar 16, 2006

Either you keep using Outlook with Word as editor or Wordfast. I stopped using Outlook and MS Explorer years ago, for security reasons.
Regards
Heinrich


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Virginie Lochou  Identity Verified
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Hints in Wordfast support Forum Mar 16, 2006

Sara Freitas-Maltaverne wrote:

...when I write e-mails.

Doesn't seem like a very good trade-off that I can't use the full features of Outlook and Word because of Wordfast...

There must be another solution??

More info: I am still in demo mode for Wordfast. Have my license number but haven't entered it yet...

Sara



Hello Sara,

You may want to check this thread (one among several others in the Wordfast forum) http://www.proz.com/post/227538#227538.

If it still doesn't work for you, try working with Outlook without Word as an editor - there are many features to use, even if it's not as complete as it could be.

Good luck!


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Sara Freitas
France
Local time: 09:00
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Dear V, Mar 16, 2006

Thank you very much for the link.

I will read up on it as soon as I can.

Of course, just when I had set aside time to do some investigating, a ton of work has all come in at once

Thanks again.

Kind regards,

Sara


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