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DNS 9 & The Mysteriously Jumping Cursor
Thread poster: Damian Harrison

Damian Harrison
Local time: 16:22
German to English
Aug 26, 2008

I have been using DNS 9.5 for a few months now and have found it very effective. But when I use DNS in combination with Wordfast I am plagued by a problem that causes the cursor to jump several lines or along the line I am working on. I have consulted the manual for both products and have made the following alterations to the settings:

- activated FirstKeyDNS in Pandora's box (apparently this should solve the problem)
- Natural Language Commands are enabled
- Mouse motion commands are disabled

I am working on a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo P with Windows XP, Pentium 4 CPU with 3.06 GHz and 2 Ghz RAM. I use Office XP, DNS Preferred 9.5 and Wordfast 5.53. I use a desktop mic which sometimes picks up the clicking of the keys. DNS renders that as "up up up up up up" (very annoying).

I know that this issue has been discussed a few times over the lat few years but I have yet to find a satisfactory solution. Does anyone have a fix for this issue?

P.S. I am translating from an Excel file. So the computer is running Excel, Dragon, Word and Wordfast parallel.

[Edited at 2008-08-26 14:18]

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Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:22
French to English
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Find command Aug 26, 2008

Hi Damian,

I must admit that FirstkeyDNS works for me, but before that particular command was available in Pandora's Box, I was told to run a simple Find on any letter - say w - and replace with the same letter. That normally solves the problem, at least in the document you're working on.

Good luck!


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Damian Harrison
Local time: 16:22
German to English
Thanks Claire Aug 27, 2008

Thanks for the tip Claire. Doing a search did help at first, but once I reached page 15 (in WF) the problem returned ... So I guess until I discover another solution I'll just have to start new docs every few hours and stitch it up later. As long as I'm translating Excel files I won't even have to do that.

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