Polish font shortcuts from Mac not working in some Windows apps
Thread poster: Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison

Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison
United States
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Sep 26, 2010

Hi guys,

I have a following setup: MacBook Pro OSX + Parallels 6 + Windows XP
I use Polish PRO keyboard and it works perfectly with all Mac apps AND Microsoft Office Word on Windows. My Polish font shortcut keys are option+letter (eg. option+a for ą). This seems, however, to interfere with shortcut keys in both Microsoft Office Excell and in Wordfast. I've tried changing regional settings in Windows, but to no avail. Ideas? Help?


 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
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Try assigning other shortucts in Word Sep 26, 2010

Change the shortcuts in the corresponding application - for example if your "aogon" letter shortcut conflicts with the shorctut for a function A in Wordfast, change this one.
In Word it is very easy - click the small arrow pointing down at any toolbar, chose modify and chage to keyboard. Check to what your desired shortcut is asigned and remove everything you do not need.
You can find a good description of such modification in Word excellent help.


 

Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison
United States
Local time: 06:36
English to Polish
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Word is the one working without problems. Sep 26, 2010

I've tried to re-assign shortcuts in Wordfast, but the ones I've reassigned are still not working and anyway I couldn't find a full list...

 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2003)
Polish to German
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Is Wordfast not working in Word? Sep 26, 2010

Or do you referr to Wordfast Plus?
Otherwise the shortcutcs can also be changed in Word, because they are in fact Word shortcuts.


 

Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison
United States
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... Sep 26, 2010

Yeah, I meant Wordfast Plus.

 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:36
Member (2003)
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According to WF online help you can modify the shorcuts there Sep 26, 2010


Modifying shortcut keys

To modify a shortcut keys:

1.

Follow step 1 and 3 from Modifying shortcut key schemes.
The Keys option appears.



2.

Left-click and select a Command.
3.

Remove the existing Binding and press a new sequence of keys.
The shortcut key is modified.


Here is the help.


[Edited at 2010-09-26 17:36 GMT]


 

Joanna Wachowiak-Finlaison
United States
Local time: 06:36
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Thanks Jurek! Sep 27, 2010

I was wondering if there was a way of making Windows stop thinking that mac "option" key is "alt" but modyfying the shortcuts will work, too. The only problem is, I'll have to do that for every app...

 

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:36
Member (2003)
Polish to German
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Well, Windows will always treat that key as alt Sep 27, 2010

Or with other words, when you connect a "normal" keyboard to a Mac, the alt key is the option key for the machine.
I am afraid only an additional shortcut program for Windows could solve your program.
If you would look here in the fora it was listed quite often.


 


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