Wordfast Classic vs. Word 2010 - spell check
Thread poster: Matthew Butt

Matthew Butt
Local time: 17:46
French to English
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Jul 23, 2010

I've been asked by a client to use Word 2010 for a new translation job. I've downloaded the trial version from the Microsoft website in the hope that I'll finish the job before the trial runs out. (All program features are available in the trial mode, but only for a limited amount of time.)

Since I'm using the program, I thought I'd also see how it works with Wordfast, and with the latest Wordfast Classic version, it seems to work pretty much as I've always experienced with my much older version of Word (2003).

There's just one problem: when I validate my first segment, the spell checker then goes on to check the whole of the remaining text as well (fortunately in the source language). If I cancel the process, then it tries again after the second segment, and so on. It's not a huge problem, but it is a time-waster and an annoyance, as it picks up on all the proper nouns, which it will pick up again when I validate each segment in the target language.

Has anyone else experienced this? And, if so, is there a way to stop it happening?

Thanks in advance,



Magdalena Szewciów  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:46
Member (2008)
English to Polish
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same here Jul 23, 2010

I've had the same problem since I started using WF Classic on Word 2007 - again it worked perfectly on Word 2003.icon_frown.gif
Sadly, I had to disable the feature because it was a pain in the neck.

If there's a solution, I'll be glad to use it.icon_smile.gif


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