Wordfast working slow and crashing. (macbook)
Thread poster: xxxpinnigerkyle

Local time: 05:42
Spanish to English
Dec 12, 2010

Hi, this is my first post here at Proz.

I have a macbook (os x 10.4.11) (2 gb ram) with word 2004 I believe. I recently installed the trail version of wordfast from their website. I also installed the office x patch just to be safe. Here are some of the problems that I have been having since then.

1. When I click the small wordfast box in the upper corner, it takes about a minute to expand the wordfast menu. Im sure that it should open right up.

2. After I create the TM, I try to start the translation, and a box appears that says "warning, a wordfast dialogue box (wordfast setup of data editor) was used. We advise you to close MS word and reopen it before starting a translation sesson. Close now?

Any Ideas about how to make wordfast run a bit smoother for me?

Also, what is the difference between wordfast.com and wordfast.net?


John Di Rico  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:42
Member (2006)
French to English
Try an older version Dec 13, 2010

Dear Pinnigerkyle,

I recommend reverting to a previous version (there is a link on the www.wordfast.net download page to an older version 5.62b I think). Otherwise, you could try one of the beta versions available at www.wordfast.net/beta (try at your own risk!).

I had the same problems you did with my MAC and reverted to an earlier version. Problems gone!

John Di Rico
Wordfast Trainer


IWagner  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:42
English to French
Wordfast for Mac Jan 6, 2011

I use the oldest Wordfast (5.62) with Word 2004 for Mac.. and since the beginning of this year, I have used the newest Wordfast with Word 2011 for Mac. It works perfectly so far!. If you have Word 2008, you will not be able to use Wordfast at all.


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