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Elena Aclasto  Identity Verified
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Nov 1, 2014

Hello, maybe it is a dumb question, I am planning to buy Wordfast but wanted to try the demo version first, I am using "libre Office", does Wordfast work on it? Because I cannot even install it and I thought that maybe it was due to this. Thank you for your kind feedback.

 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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No Nov 1, 2014

Wordfast Classic works with Microsoft Office only. With LibreOffice, you might want to try Anaphraseus. It uses the sane TM and glossary formats as WF and features a similar workflow.

 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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See compatibility page Nov 2, 2014

ELE7177 wrote:
I am planning to buy Wordfast but wanted to try the demo version first, I am using "libre Office", does Wordfast work on it? Because I cannot even install it

See the compatibility page at wordfast.net > products > compatibility.

Wordfast Classic works as a Microsoft Word add-on. You therefore need a compatible version of MS Word (for Windows or Mac) in order to install it. You can find detailed installation instructions here.


 

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
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French to English
Or try Wordfast Pro Nov 3, 2014

I personally prefer Wordfast Classic (the one that works with MS Word) but I also use Wordfast Pro for certain projects. Wordfast Pro is a standalone program, you might want to try the demo version of Wordfast Pro if you don't have/don't want to invest in MS Word.

 

Elena Aclasto  Identity Verified
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wordfast on office 2013? Nov 3, 2014

Thank you all for your advideicon_smile.gif they have been very helpful. Last question, does anyone know if Wordfast runs on Office 2013 ( the "365 days" version for one year only) ?

 

Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
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French to English
Yes, it works with all versions of Word Nov 3, 2014

except for Word 2008 for Mac, see here:

http://www.wordfast.com/fr/products_wordfast.html


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Finnish to French
Office 365 = Office 2013 + Microsoft cloud services Nov 11, 2014

ELE7177 wrote:
Last question, does anyone know if Wordfast runs on Office 2013 ( the "365 days" version for one year only) ?

From the point of view of Wordfast (Classic), Office 2013 and Office 365 are the same thing. Office 365 is Office 2013 with Microsoft's cloud services (OneDrive, previously known as SkyDrive). It is sold as a yearly subscription, hence the name 365.

Installation instructions for Word 2013 can be found here. This is for Wordfast Classic.

Wordfast Pro is a standalone application that doesn't need Microsoft Office at all. However, it can use some of Office's functions (eg. spellchecking) if installed.


 

Elena Aclasto  Identity Verified
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THANK YOU Nov 11, 2014

Thanks all again for your precious help .icon_smile.gif

 

Henrique Mariotto  Identity Verified
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Office 365 Jul 25, 2015

Hi. I am using Office 365 and my Wordfast 5.92 is not pulling from PPT files.

Any ideas?


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Office 2010 or older for PowerPoint/Excel with Classic Jul 25, 2015

Henrique Mariotto wrote:
Hi. I am using Office 365 and my Wordfast 5.92 is not pulling from PPT files.

If you want to translate PowerPoint with Wordfast Classic (whether the current 6.13 or the older 5.92), you need to be using MS Office 2010 (or older).
Wordfast Pro (and Anywhere) will let you translate PowerPoint files (and many other file formats), regardless of your version of MS Office.


 


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