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First letter ommited when I type in the target segment
Thread poster: Mihail M Mateev

Mihail M Mateev
Local time: 11:17
English to Bulgarian
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Apr 9, 2007

I am with WF 5.51j for PC, MS Office 2003, Windows SP2

When I translate, I have to type the first letter always twice in order to have one letter typed.

The problem appears recently, but I do not remember to have installed something wchich to impact this behavior.

So if I have to type in the target segmet the word SEA, I have to type SSEA - after the first letter thr cursor appers in the target segment and only then the actual typing appears.

Any ideas?

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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:17
Member (2006)
French to English
PB command Apr 9, 2007

Hello Mihail,
This question has been asked several times on the Wordfast yahoo group. I recommend signing up and running a search through past messages when you have problems you can't resolve on your own with the manual:

As to your problem...
There are three PB commands to fix it:
Activate the first one. If the problem persists, try the second and so on.

This is explained on page 52 of the manual:
With some versions of Ms-Word 2003 VBA, the very first character typed after a segment opens is "mute". Enable any of these commands (only one at a time), starting with the first one, to cure the problem. They simulate the press of a "mute" key to work around the problem.

Good luck!

John Di Rico

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Mihail M Mateev
Local time: 11:17
English to Bulgarian
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First command in PB one solved the problem Apr 9, 2007

FirstKeyControl solved the issue.

Thank you for your support - I am in a hurry with translation... therefore I asked here.

Thank you once more!

Best regards,

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