Translate any format in Wordfast Classic with Wordfast Pro 3
Thread poster: Dominique Pivard

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:11
Finnish to French
Mar 4, 2012

Here is how to translate almost *any* file format in Wordfast Classic, using the new Wordfast Pro 3.0 (due to be released very soon) for pre- and post-processing:

http://wordfast.fi/blog/cat-tools/2012/03/04/translate-any-format-in-wordfast-classic-with-wordfast-pro-3/

Direct link on YouTube (watch it in HD & full screen):

http://youtu.be/2XdUvWGbQog?hd=1


 

Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 12:11
English to Arabic
Great! Mar 4, 2012

Many thanks, Dominique!

 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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And why would I not use Pro all along? Mar 4, 2012

The process looks complicated. Many things can go wrong.
The advantage of WFC is that I can segment the text on the go. This is not possible if I preprocess like in this example.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:11
Finnish to French
TOPIC STARTER
Freedom of choice Mar 4, 2012

Heinrich Pesch wrote:
The process looks complicated. Many things can go wrong.
The advantage of WFC is that I can segment the text on the go. This is not possible if I preprocess like in this example.

Obviously, someone who is perfectly happy with Wordfast Pro will continue to use it. The method I described is aimed at people who prefer using Wordfast Classic (and there are lots of them).


 

Catherine GUILLIAUMET  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:11
English to French
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Thank you, Dominique Mar 4, 2012

That sounds great !! I do prefer WFC, while WFP is intimidating to me.

Catherine


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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Classic is as Classic does Mar 5, 2012

Catherine GUILLIAUMET wrote:

That sounds great !! I do prefer WFC, while WFP is intimidating to me.

Catherine


Me too, I tried WF Pro for a day then went back to Classic. I didn't see any advantages in it for me since I only use the most basic functions and anything remotely resembling a complication - for example a different-looking interface or moving the position of a function key - not only puts me off, but makes me actively "bad mouth" the product in question to anyone in earshot. This goes for all software I use (am still fuming about Windows 7).

"If it's not broke, don't fix it."


 

sentrodil
Turkey
Local time: 13:11
where? Mar 5, 2012

Dominique Pivard wrote:

Here is how to translate almost *any* file format in Wordfast Classic, using the new Wordfast Pro 3.0 (due to be released very soon) for pre- and post-processing:

http://wordfast.fi/blog/cat-tools/2012/03/04/translate-any-format-in-wordfast-classic-with-wordfast-pro-3/

Direct link on YouTube (watch it in HD & full screen):

http://youtu.be/2XdUvWGbQog?hd=1


Dominique, thanks, that's just what I'm looking for!!
But where can I find Wordfast Pro 3.0 ??? Where did you find it? Are you a tester?


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:11
Finnish to French
TOPIC STARTER
Wordfast Pro 3.0 is still beta Mar 5, 2012

sentrodil wrote:
But where can I find Wordfast Pro 3.0 ???

As I said in my original post, it's "due to be released very soon". When it is released, it will be found at http://wordfast.com/store_download.html , like all public releases of Wordfast Pro.

Don't ask me about the exact date of release, I'm not the one who decides about such things.

sentrodil wrote:
Where did you find it? Are you a tester?

Yes, I'm a beta tester. I'm not sure if there are openings for additional beta testers, but the person who decides about it will probably see this post and contact you, if there's a need for more beta testers.


 

sentrodil
Turkey
Local time: 13:11
eager beta tester awaiting being contacted Mar 5, 2012

Dominique Pivard wrote:

sentrodil wrote:
But where can I find Wordfast Pro 3.0 ???

As I said in my original post, it's "due to be released very soon". When it is released, it will be found at http://wordfast.com/store_download.html , like all public releases of Wordfast Pro.

Don't ask me about the exact date of release, I'm not the one who decides about such things.

sentrodil wrote:
Where did you find it? Are you a tester?

Yes, I'm a beta tester. I'm not sure if there are openings for additional beta testers, but the person who decides about it will probably see this post and contact you, if there's a need for more beta testers.



so I'm proud to announce that I'm an eager beta tester awaiting being contacted by the powers-that-beicon_smile.gif


 

Angel Llacuna  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:11
English to Spanish
post-processing steps with WordFast Classic Feb 24

Dominique Pivard wrote:

Here is how to translate almost *any* file format in Wordfast Classic, using the new Wordfast Pro 3.0 (due to be released very soon) for pre- and post-processing:

http://wordfast.fi/blog/cat-tools/2012/03/04/translate-any-format-in-wordfast-classic-with-wordfast-pro-3/

Direct link on YouTube (watch it in HD & full screen):

http://youtu.be/2XdUvWGbQog?hd=1


Dominique, could you outline the sequence of basic steps that should be performed after translating all the source text using WordFast Classic ?
I mean : quality check, spelling check, reorganize memory, perform clean-up, etc. and the order in which these steps should be carried out.


 


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