Tab key's function changed in latest Wordfast Classic?
Thread poster: Mick De Meyer

Mick De Meyer  Identity Verified
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Apr 19, 2011

Hi WordFast Classic users,

Today I updated my WF Classic from build 5.61k to build 5.92m.

Neat: the toolbar now looks nicer and is nested in Word's blue title bar. Also neat: I used to have segmentation issues with curly brackets (see this topic), which are now magically solved.

But, not so neat: pressing the TAB key during translation no longer has the same effect.

Say I want to translate the following string of words:

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Group

Then all I needed to do in build 5.61k was hit these keys:

Shift+L, tab, tab, tab, tab, tab.

First time pressing tab: L is completed to Louis. Second tab: WF grabs the next source word, Vuitton, and adds it as the next target word. Third tab: Moët is added. And so on.

However in build 5.92m, when I press that same sequence of keys now, I get

Louis Louis Louis Louis Louis.

Wordfast no longer grabs the next source word, but the very same one. Now, I can only copy the source string into the target text without using the mouse (which I try to avoid as much as possible) like this:

L+tab, V+tab, M+tab, C+tab, G+tab

which is a lot more typing work. Now I know I could select the string with the mouse and press ALT+F12, but I prefer using only the keyboard whenever possible, because it's so much faster.

Someone please tell me this can be fixed, because I LOVE that old tab feature...

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