WF Pro: Drag-and-drop editing
Thread poster: Michael Moskowitz

Michael Moskowitz  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:15
Member (2004)
Russian to English
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Jan 10, 2011

Has anyone figured out a way to enable drag-n-drop editing in WF Pro? It is extremely annoying to continuously repeat CtrlX/CtrlV. If this feature really does not exist in WF Pro, is there a way to communicate with the developers about adding it? Personally, I think this would improve the product quite a bit.

[Edited at 2011-01-10 11:27 GMT]


 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:15
English to French
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Alt + F12 Jan 10, 2011

I assume you are talking about Wf Classic (although, AFAIK, WF Pro supports most of the same shortcuts).
1) Alt+F12 will copy the selected text at the end of the open segment, but not from the segment itself.
2) The best way to "communicate with the developpers" is to join the Wordfast group at Yahoo groups, in which YC is active on a daily basis. One of the wordfast groups, actually, there are several groups in various languages. YC is active in the English one, and most likely in the French one too.


 

xxxNMR
France
Local time: 15:15
French to Dutch
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Why do you copy? Jan 10, 2011

If there are lots of things to be copied (proper names, figures, ...) you can use the Copy Source when No Match setting, and then just translate the words which have to be translated.
(if the source text is litterature, on the contrary, this option is of no use).


 

Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:15
English to French
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Ooops Jan 10, 2011

Sorry, I had missed the "Pro" in your message. Please change my reference to the Yahoo Group to Wordfast Pro, and note that the developper (Yasmin Moslem) is on this group.

 

big_fish  Identity Verified
Polish to English
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no drag & drop? Mar 15, 2013

Hard to believe there is no drag&drop support.
It's like DOS software.
Surprisingly, I have also found it is simply not there.

Michael Moskowitz wrote:

Has anyone figured out a way to enable drag-n-drop editing in WF Pro? It is extremely annoying to continuously repeat CtrlX/CtrlV. If this feature really does not exist in WF Pro, is there a way to communicate with the developers about adding it? Personally, I think this would improve the product quite a bit.

[Edited at 2011-01-10 11:27 GMT]


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 15:15
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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WFP has no drag-and-drop editing Mar 15, 2013

big_fish wrote:
Hard to believe there is no drag&drop support.


Confirmed in the latest version of WFP -- you can't even drag selected text within the same cell, let alone from somewhere else. And you can forget about dragging selected text from other applications (e.g. your browser) into a WFP cell. But... isn't that a problem with all Java programs?

OmegaT doesn't have it either (although in OmegaT you *can* drag selected text from an external program into the edit pane).


 

Александр Кормановский
Russian Federation
Local time: 20:15
Russian to German
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Promised Mar 19, 2013

Already asked and answered here: http://www.proz.com/forum/wordfast_support/223424-wordfast_pro_30_available_now-page2.html#1934899 and somewhere else.
Waiting for WFP 4...


 


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