I have tried using the Ctrl+Alt+D (and F) feature in WF and it works fine. Thank you very much. However, I am having problems with one particular online dictionary I use (www.dorlands.com/wsearch.jsp) as I can't get the cursor to focus in the search box, even if I use tabs and escapes. I wonder have you had (and got around) this problem?
All the best,
Deborah Shannon wrote:
Colin Bowles wrote:
Would appreciate comments/ suggestions re using Wordfast when revising English documents.
Wordfast's normal mode of TM lookup isn't compatible with Track Changes, so I haven't tried anything along those lines, as I'm normally required to track changes too. Having said that, I find certain Wordfast functions really useful when revising:
- Dictionary 1 lookup: Ctrl+Alt+D (set to an electronic dictionary)
- Dictionary 2 lookup: Ctrl+Alt+F (set to google in my case)
- Reference search: Ctrl+Alt+N (google-like search in one or several reference folders)
These don't conflict with Track Changes, and even seem to work with the Wordfast toolbar closed (although that could be a bug rather than a feature, depending on your setup...)
So if all the legacy material is in a reference folder, duly set up in the Terminology/Reference tab, Reference Search certainly helps with locating familiar-sounding passages but won't transfer them into the document automatically.
I've heard there are tools that can find very similar passages of text - I've just never had the problem on a large enough scale to warrant looking into it.