Supposedly dowloaded the trial version of Wordfast but it shows up nowhere
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writeaway  Identity Verified
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Oct 31, 2004

I just supposedly downloaded the trial version and according to the cheerful message it was successful. I also downloaded the manual. However even after rebooting and bringing up Windows (97) and my doc. again, there is no trace of the program anywhere on the computer, including Word. I have deleted all downloaded files (out of total disgust) and am very relieved I didn't buy before trying. But would like to know what went wrong in case I decide to give CAT another go in a few years.

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
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Have you installed it prior to deleting? Oct 31, 2004

Or what did you do?
Simply downloaded, restarted the PC and hoped to have Worfast installed? Sorry, but it does not work in this way.
What you downloaded is a zip-archive.
After clicking on "Download" link on www.wordfast.net you should select a location on your PC, where the file shall be saved (so choose "Save as" or similar, when downloading).
Then you are suspected to unzip the files in a defined directory and to follow this instructions:


= = = Wordfast Installation procedure = = =

Preparing Microsoft Word for installation:

Start Microsoft Word. Use the "Tools/Macros" menu.

A. If there is a "Security" sub-menu, set security to "low".
B. If there is a "Trusted sources" pane, go there and
check the "Trust the Visual Basic project" checkbox.

Installation:

1. Do not double-click wordfast.dot to open it. Start Microsoft Word.
2. From Microsoft Word, use the File/Open menu to open
wordfast.dot as if it were a regular Word document.
Note: you may have to select the "All files" option in
the list of "File types" when opening, otherwise wordfast.dot
(the extension is .DOT) may not be visible.

(if Ms-Word warns you there are macros when opening
wordfast.dot, click the "Enable macros" button)

3. Follow the instructions written in wordfast.dot.

- - - - - - -

If the automatic installation procedure fails, download
the English manual, go to the "Installation" section, which
shows two other installation procedures.

Note: wordfast.DOT is the program.
The manual is wordfast.DOC and can
be downloaded from www.wordfast.net

Note: some antivirus programs put all DOT files (which contain
macros) under tight control, and even interfere with their
activity. If you see frequent "Requesting virus scan" messages
or hectic behaviour, try to temporarily disable Word macro
verification in your antivirus program to see if the problem
disappears. consult the English manual's "troubleshooting"
section for further information.

Very kind regards,
Yves Champollion
==========================================
(The above are taken from the Wordfast.zip, latest release, belong to YC)

Kind regards
Jerzy


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Marek Buchtel  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
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Have you *installed* Wordfast? Oct 31, 2004

The correct procedure is:
- you download the file wf_422.zip to your computer - remember to what folder you download the file
- unpack the file into the repsective folder, and read the file ReadMe.txt - it includes instructions on how to install Wf in Word

It is not enough to just download the file, you have to unpack it and install the template according to the instructions.

Regards

Marek


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writeaway  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jerzy Oct 31, 2004

"After clicking on "Download" link on www.wordfast.net you should select a location on your PC, where the file shall be saved (so choose "Save as" or similar, when downloading)."

But when I clicked on www.wordfast.net, all I then got was a message about Wordfast being successfully installed. There was no dialogue box about saving it. Do I have to right click on the www.wordfast.net before I double click on it?
TIA


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Open the www.wordfast.net homepage Oct 31, 2004

On the left you will see a navigation bar.
Click on "download" on it.
In the column "Product" RIGHT click on the "Wordfast" entry and select "Save target as". In the following window choose the location for downloading. After the download is finished, open the zip-archive with Winzip and unzip it to a defined folder.
Than follow all other instructions above.

Regards
Jerzy


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writeaway  Identity Verified
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Thanks again Jerzy Oct 31, 2004

Jerzy Czopik wrote:

On the left you will see a navigation bar.
Click on "download" on it.
In the column "Product" RIGHT click on the "Wordfast" entry and select "Save target as". In the following window choose the location for downloading. After the download is finished, open the zip-archive with Winzip and unzip it to a defined folder.
Than follow all other instructions above.

Regards
Jerzy


I'll give it another go-if you don't hear back from me here, it will be a case of no news is good news.
Thanks!!


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Dinny  Identity Verified
Greece
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Remember the toolbar... Oct 31, 2004

When in Word, click View - toolbar - and select WordFast.

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
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Safest way of getting it work Nov 1, 2004

Copy the File Wordfast.dot from the zip-folder into the startup-folder of Word. Then start Word and you shuold see a new toolbar with a green point in it.
Sometimes the automatic installation methods do not work. But first of all read the first few pages of the manual.


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