WordFast and PowerPoint
Thread poster: Edward Potter

Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Jan 29, 2004

Hello everyone. I am not a regular CAT user but little by little I am doing more and more work with WordFast.

I would like to know your opinions about how WordFast performs with PowerPoint.

I tried using WordFast with one of the few rare PowerPoint files I translate and found it lacking, though potentially excellent. Wordfast would change the color and font at times and that really was a drag on my efficiency. I think that the later versions may have solved the problem. I am using version 3.35i which I believe is rather old.

If you have a recent version, please give me your comments about how well it performs with PowerPoint files (colors, fonts, etc.)

Thank you.

Edward Potter

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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Potentially excellent Jan 29, 2004

Potentially excellent is the best description for Wordfast I have ever read. You really should upgrade to Wordfast 4.22. Jot down your old license number. Make copies of all your CAT files including the files in your Word/Startup folder. Install Wordfast 4.22 and try it out on a copy of a PowerPoint file. Wordfast still is potentially excellent in difficult situations but is great for normal PowerPoint jobs. If you're not happy you can still revert to your former situation.


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