Where can I download Wordfast classic?
Thread poster: vajtarget
vajtarget
Spain
Local time: 04:29
English to Spanish
Feb 3, 2012

Hello! I need some help. I'm trying to download the free version of wordfast classic. I learned in this forum that you can use it as long as you TM is not big enough. The point is that worfast.com does not make very easy to download this free version if not impossible. Can anyone tell me how to download this engine? Or could you tell me about other free translation engines? Thanks a lot.

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John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
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French to English
Download Feb 3, 2012

Download from http://www.wordfast.net/index.php?whichpage=downloadpage&lang=engb

There isn't a different version for paid vs. free - once you reach 500 TU's it will ask you for your license.

There are other free CAT tools such as OmegaT.


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Paolo Sebastiani  Identity Verified
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a totally free cat tool is wordfast-anywhere Feb 3, 2012

Wordfast anywhere is a cloud-based software that you can reach at www.freetm.com you do not need to download or install anything on your PC. No license is required. If you need help to learn how to use it you can contact me by skype: eurox55 (this is my skype account). Thanks. Paolo Sebastiani

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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Try Feb 4, 2012

OmegaT and Anaphraseus, both free programs. Anaphraseus offers a workflow similar to Wordfast Classic and uses a compatible TM format, but has less features as compared to WFC.

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Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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Here is the link for downloading the very old version (free, no TM size limitation) Feb 4, 2012

Just go to www.wordfast.org.

This version is useful just for practice, as it only handles Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly.

With some twiking I was able to translate ttx and html files with it.

Saludos

[Edited at 2012-02-04 21:20 GMT]


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vajtarget
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Thank you. Feb 5, 2012

Thanks everybody. I'll have a look to everything and I will ask you for help if I need. I am sure I will.

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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Does v. 3.35x work in Word 2010?! Feb 6, 2012

Jorge Payan wrote:
Just go to www.wordfast.org.

That version is from September 2002, it's probably a miracle if it works in Word 2010. I wouldn't recommend it to someone starting with CAT tools in 2012. If price is an issue and a free tool is a must, it's better to use Wordfast Anywhere, OmegaT or Anaphraseus.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Dominique and @Jorge Feb 6, 2012

Dominique Pivard wrote:
Jorge Payan wrote:
Just go to www.wordfast.org.

That version is from September 2002, it's probably a miracle if it works in Word 2010. I wouldn't recommend it to someone starting with CAT tools in 2012.


Actually, if anyone can get WFC 3.35x to work on a modern computer, he is probably savvy enough to use it well. I'm under the impression that WFC 3.35x won't work with Word 2007 and newer, though (can anyone confirm this?). Will version 4.x work on it?

The version downloadable from Logos' wordfast.org is not the non-demo free version of 3.35x, as far as I can tell. The non-demo free version is 1.346 MB and has (in the one I have) a modified date of 25-10-2002. The version downloadable from Logos' wordfast.org is 1.201 MB large and has a modified date of 21-05-2003. Can anyone tell us how to know which one is the real one? As far as I know, Yves did not give his non-demo free version a new version number, hence the confusion.


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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No point in using age-old versions Feb 6, 2012

Samuel Murray wrote:
Actually, if anyone can get WFC 3.35x to work on a modern computer, he is probably savvy enough to use it well. I'm under the impression that WFC 3.35x won't work with Word 2007 and newer, though (can anyone confirm this?). Will version 4.x work on it?

The first version that was *officially* Word 2007 aware was 5.51h, released in March 2007. This doesn't mean earlier versions wouldn't work in Word 2007, however. Actually, a colleague of mine who was especially fond of the 4.22t version (still available for download) – for whatever strange reason - told me she was able to use it under Word 2010. I just don't see the point in using a version that old.

Samuel Murray wrote:
The version downloadable from Logos' wordfast.org is not the non-demo free version of 3.35x, as far as I can tell. The non-demo free version is 1.346 MB and has (in the one I have) a modified date of 25-10-2002. The version downloadable from Logos' wordfast.org is 1.201 MB large and has a modified date of 21-05-2003. Can anyone tell us how to know which one is the real one? As far as I know, Yves did not give his non-demo free version a new version number, hence the confusion.

I have no idea. Regardless of the date stamp, the code in 3.35x has to be from September or October 2002, but why should anyone care?


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Rehab_Gamil
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I need it Jan 15, 2013

I need WordFast classic, I can't download it from the website. It only download a word doc. which has some instructions on what to do if the download didn't start, but it doesn't work

Any help to download directly??


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Where to download and how to install Jan 16, 2013

Rehab_Gamil wrote:
I need WordFast classic, I can't download it from the website. It only download a word doc. which has some instructions on what to do if the download didn't start, but it doesn't work

The file you downloaded is not a Word document (.doc), it's a Word template (.dot). You probably didn't notice the difference because your settings in Windows hide known file extensions:



Just untick that setting and you will see the file inside the .zip you downloaded is wordfast.dot, not wordfast.doc.

You can find detailed installation instructions for various versions of Word here:

http://wordfast.net/wiki/Wordfast_Classic

Rehab_Gamil wrote:
Any help to download directly??

The direct link for the current public version (6.03t) is:

http://www.wordfast.net/zip/Wf603t.zip

Chances are it's the file you already downloaded. Unzip it and proceed as indicated in the above mentioned link. Please note you need to make changes to macro security settings in Word prior to launching the installation


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Rehab_Gamil
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Still can't download it! Jan 28, 2013

Dear Dominique

Thank you for your reply. Yes the file I downloaded is wordfast.dot. I changed the security settings in the file to enable macros, and when I re open the file, I can see that all macros enabled, but still when I click on ctrl +f2, no downlad starts, it just gives me print preview.
And when I click on the macro in the (Add in), it gives me message (macros cannot be found or disabled because of your Macro Security settings, although from the trust center option I can see the tick is on (enable all macros)
I do not know what is wrong!!


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Detailed installation instructions ... Jan 28, 2013

... can be found on the Wordfast wiki at:

http://wordfast.net/wiki/Wordfast_Classic

Make sure you follow the instructions to the letter. There are instructions for each version of Word (they vary slightly).

Note that you may have problems if your anti-virus is Avira. See:

http://www.wordfast.net/?kb=151-21

Rehab_Gamil wrote:
I changed the security settings in the file to enable macros, and when I re open the file, I can see that all macros enabled, but still when I click on ctrl +f2, no downlad starts, it just gives me print preview.
And when I click on the macro in the (Add in), it gives me message (macros cannot be found or disabled because of your Macro Security settings, although from the trust center option I can see the tick is on (enable all macros)
I do not know what is wrong!!


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