WordFast on Windows Vista
Thread poster: Thomas Johansson

Thomas Johansson  Identity Verified
Peru
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English to Swedish
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Nov 5, 2008

I wanted to see if there are others who use Wordfast on Windows Vista and what your experiences of this combination are.

Here are two observations:

- Some Wordfast quick key combinations do not work by themselves on Windows Vista.
To get them to work, one has to meddle a little with Windows configurations and invent new key combinations to perform the quick key actions one needs. It is not very complicated, though.

- By and large, Wordfast has appeared to run slowly on Windows Vista. However, today I just discovered that if keep Word (i.e. the new version made for Windows Vista) on some tabs (e.g. the Review tab) Word/Wordfast will be running much slower than if I keep it on the Home tab. The difference is considerable. Always run on the Home tab.

Thomas


 

Sarah Ponting  Identity Verified
Italy
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Wordfast on Vista with Word 2007 Nov 5, 2008

Thomas Johansson wrote:

Here are two observations:

- Some Wordfast quick key combinations do not work by themselves on Windows Vista.
To get them to work, one has to meddle a little with Windows configurations and invent new key combinations to perform the quick key actions one needs. It is not very complicated, though.



I made the transition to Vista and Office 2007 a few days ago and had to fiddle with the keyboard shortcuts too. Annoying, but easy enough to sort out.


- By and large, Wordfast has appeared to run slowly on Windows Vista. However, today I just discovered that if keep Word (i.e. the new version made for Windows Vista) on some tabs (e.g. the Review tab) Word/Wordfast will be running much slower than if I keep it on the Home tab. The difference is considerable. Always run on the Home tab.



I'll try that, because passing from segment to segment is very slow if I keep the tab with Wordfast open. Thanks for the tip.

Sarah

[Edited at 2008-11-05 10:11]


 

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 05:45
French to English
version & shortcuts Nov 5, 2008

Hello,

What version of WF do you have? I'm not having any speed issues with 5.52zz on Vista/Word2007, but I have another (minor) problem with werecatted powerpoint files, so I was going to upgrade to a more recent version, but if some versions are slower, I may not!

About shortcuts, I also had to reassign a few in the beginning, and was happy with that solution until last night when I did my first alignment project on the new computer ... none of the alignment shortcuts worked for me - I had to do the whole thing with the mouse! Thankfully I don't do alignment very often.


 

Sarah Ponting  Identity Verified
Italy
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Italian to English
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Wordfast version Nov 5, 2008

Lori Cirefice wrote:

Hello,

What version of WF do you have? I'm not having any speed issues with 5.52zz on Vista/Word2007, but I have another (minor) problem with werecatted powerpoint files, so I was going to upgrade to a more recent version, but if some versions are slower, I may not!



Hi Lori, I'm using an older version than you(5.15i), so I'll try upgrading and see if that improves speed. Thanks!


 

Thomas Johansson  Identity Verified
Peru
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5.53 Nov 5, 2008

My version of Wordfast is 5.53.

I may try 5.52 and see if it works faster for me.


 

John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
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A big help Nov 5, 2008

I just recently acquired Vista/Word 2007 and was flabbergasted at how slow Wordfast was. I had to take to working on my old computer with XP when I needed to use Wordfast.

I just updated to Wordfast 5.53 on the new PC and Wordfast seems to have become its old reliable self: fast as ever.

This forum has definitely helped me!


 

Sarah Ponting  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 05:45
Italian to English
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Great news! Nov 5, 2008

John Cutler wrote:

I just updated to Wordfast 5.53 on the new PC and Wordfast seems to have become its old reliable self: fast as ever.

This forum has definitely helped me!


Great news, I'll be trying that this evening. I'm in the middle of a job at the moment, so put it off, but Wordfast is painfully slow.

Update: just installed the latest version and it's as fast as it used to be on xpicon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2008-11-05 23:36]


 


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