Wordfast saved uncorrectly and extremely slow
Thread poster: Maiko Hata

Maiko Hata
United States
Local time: 00:49
English to Japanese
+ ...
Feb 26, 2010


I had the most strange experience with Wordfast (version 2.2.2, my PC runs on Vista). It's been a bit slow ever since I started using it on my new Toshiba laptop (vista) a few months ago, but this morning, I received a dreadful email from my agent - she told me that the segments didn't match.

So here are the problem:

= Wordfast runs reeeeeeeeeally slow.
= It saved unmatched sgements - so if I translated (and double checked before submitting the file) A - A', B - B' (A and B being the source, A' B' being the target Japanese), when I opened the file this morning, it was like A - C', B - D', and sometimes C - tag 31 (where did this come from!?).

Fixing it wasn't extremely painful after I figured out if I clear the target and then do the ALT down to pop up the 100% match (thank god the TM was intact!), but it made me feel really nervous.

Does this happen to a lot of people? How can I fix it? Should I uninstall/install the program again?

I would appreciate any help you could spare! Thank you very much, and happy translating (and hopefully no mishaps like this!).



Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:49
English to Arabic
Upgrade Feb 26, 2010

Dear Maiko,

Maiko Hata wrote:
Should I uninstall/install the program again?

Yes, it is better to completely uninstall the version you have of Wordfast Pro. When you are asked to keep configuration files, answer with "No". (Make sure you first back up your glossaries, if any.)

Then, please download and install the latest version of Wordfast Professional (2.2.4) available at:

As for the speed issue, the current version (2.2.4) should be better in this regard. The next version due in March should offer much better handling, as well, because it will allow you to control the usage of RAM.

I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net

[Edited at 2010-02-26 20:27 GMT]


Maiko Hata
United States
Local time: 00:49
English to Japanese
+ ...
Thank you Feb 26, 2010

I'll try that and hopefully that'll solve the problem! Thank youicon_smile.gif


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