office 15 (preview) and Wordfast Classic
Thread poster: big_fish

big_fish  Identity Verified
Polish to English
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Jul 20, 2012

Hello,
I have downloaded the preview build of Office 15 and would like to give it a go.
No Wordfast installation was required as it took over all the addins.
However, it seems you cannot just drag and drop a toolbar like in the Office 2003 I have and the WF toolbar sits folded on the quick access ribbon.
Does anybody know how to make it stay unfolded for easy access?
Best regards,
Krzysztof


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Finnish to French
UI in Word 2013 similar to Word 2007/2010 Jul 20, 2012

As it happens, I also installed Office 2013 Preview yesterday:

http://screencast.com/t/wRGO06WbGpgI

Wordfast Classic works in exactly the same way as in Word 2007/2010: there's a menu and a toolbar under the Add-ins tab (which are visible only when that tab is selected), and there's a 2nd toolbar inside Word's QAT (Quick Access Toolbar), which is visible at all times.

Time to wake up: the toolbars à la Word 2003 (and earlier versions) are gone for good. This started already five years ago, with Word 2007. You can have your own toolbars, but they have to be under the Add-ins tab. Or you can create your own application and have it under its own tab (like SYSTRAN in my screenshot).


 

big_fish  Identity Verified
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Is it exactly the same? Jul 20, 2012

Dominique Pivard wrote:

As it happens, I also installed Office 2013 Preview yesterday:

http://screencast.com/t/wRGO06WbGpgI

Wordfast Classic works in exactly the same way as in Word 2007/2010: there's a menu and a toolbar under the Add-ins tab (which are visible only when that tab is selected), and there's a 2nd toolbar inside Word's QAT (Quick Access Toolbar), which is visible at all times.

Time to wake up: the toolbars à la Word 2003 (and earlier versions) are gone for good. This started already five years ago, with Word 2007. You can have your own toolbars, but they have to be under the Add-ins tab. Or you can create your own application and have it under its own tab (like SYSTRAN in my screenshot).

I'm doing my best to keep up to date (which is means always too little).
I have seen in your videos that the WF menu was on the very top in the the quick access toolbar. On on my computer the WF toolbar is there, but it's folded and I can't find a way to keep it unfolded (the way I could you have it).
I managed to get in the right place, but it doesn't look the way I would like it to.
I can see it on your screenshots. It's the uppermost toolbar. How to get it in this place?
Krzysztof


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:31
Finnish to French
What version of Word? Jul 20, 2012

big_fish wrote:
I have seen in your videos that the WF menu was on the very top in the the quick access toolbar. On on my computer the WF toolbar is there, but it's folded and I can't find a way to keep it unfolded (the way I could you have it).
I managed to get in the right place, but it doesn't look the way I would like it to.
I can see it on your screenshots. It's the uppermost toolbar. How to get it in this place?

What version of Word does your question pertain to: 2007, 2010 or 2013? In normal circumstances, you don't have to do anything special: Wordfast will add its toolbar (the one with blueish icons) to the QAT all by itself and it will also expand automatically. There were problems with Word 2007 and Wordfast 6.01g on some systems, so make sure you are using 6.03t, which solved that problem. If you are still having problems, you may want to reset the QAT: in Word 2010, this is done in File > Options > Quick Access Toolbar > Customizations > Reset.


 

big_fish  Identity Verified
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Office 15 Jul 20, 2012

Dominique Pivard wrote:

What version of Word does your question pertain to: 2007, 2010 or 2013? In normal circumstances, you don't have to do anything special: Wordfast will add its toolbar (the one with blueish icons) to the QAT all by itself and it will also expand automatically. There were problems with Word 2007 and Wordfast 6.01g on some systems, so make sure you are using 6.03t, which solved that problem. If you are still having problems, you may want to reset the QAT: in Word 2010, this is done in File > Options > Quick Access Toolbar > Customizations > Reset.

Also referred to as Office 2013
The thing is that I have installed Wordfast in Office 2003 and the new version just it took over. When I opened Word WF was already there.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:31
Finnish to French
Multiple versions of Office Jul 20, 2012

Generally speaking, it is not advised to run multiple versions of Office on the same computer. I'm doing it, but I know what I'm doing icon_wink.gif

One thing you usually need to do is deregistrer each of the versions of Office installed, as explained in this blog post and this Microsoft article.

You could define a separate Startup folder for Word 2013 and reinstall Wordfast from scratch in Word 2013. If double-clicking wordfast.dot doesn't open Word 2013, just start Word 2013 and open it via File > Open.

Anyway, I think it is a bad idea to use Word 2013 Preview for production, as it is just that, a preview, ie. a very early version. Either stay with 2003 for the time being and wait for the final release of Office 2013, or get a copy of Office 2010, which has been proven in the field.


 

big_fish  Identity Verified
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Thanks for good advice Jul 20, 2012

Dominique Pivard wrote:

Generally speaking, it is not advised to run multiple versions of Office on the same computer. I'm doing it, but I know what I'm doing icon_wink.gif


True! I have forgot about it.
I hope I can keep it just for fun and that it will not damage my existing install. I was tempted to try when I learned it can open pdf, which you can save as editable files.
Thank you!


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:31
Finnish to French
Virtual machines for trying things Jul 20, 2012

big_fish wrote:
I hope I can keep it just for fun and that it will not damage my existing install.

If you don't have a spare computer for trying things, a very handy way to do it is with a virtual machine. You can get VirtualBox for free and you can install Windows 8 (also available as preview) for free as well. All you need is some spare disk space (10-15 Gb should be fine) and enough RAM (shouldn't be a problem with a recent computer). A virtual machine acts like a "sandbox": it insulates your working environment from the trial stuff.


 


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