Instructions

Instructions prior to attending a Wordfast Training


Please read these instructions carefully. If you follow them, it will greatly improve your learning experience as well as everyone else’s. If things are unclear or links are not working like they are supposed to, please let me know!

EXPECTATIONS & EXPERIENCE

If you haven’t yet filled out the registration form on this website for some reason (e.g. the course is organized by a translators’ association or company), please do so by clicking here. This is important so I get an idea of what everyone’s experience and expectations are. This saves us about 30 minutes at the beginning of the training if I get this info beforehand.

ONLINE, PRE-TRAINING CONTENT 

Please request admission as soon as possible to the Wordfast Training Google Group by clicking here. Once payment has been made and confirmed, I will approve your request and you can click here to access the on-line, pre-training coursework (for both Wordfast Pro and Classic) which is Google "Presentation" file that can be viewed online. If you only see two files in the shared folder, make sure you are logged into your Google account. There are several files here in both French and English and for Classic and Pro. You only need to view the file for the course you are attending (in either French or English). IMPORTANT: There is a homework assignment at the end of the file so give yourself some time to do this and not at midnight the day before the training. There are always a few people who don’t go through the pre-training content and they generally slow everyone else down. Don’t be one of them!

WEBINARS 

Read this section only if you are attending an online webinar training. Make sure you have registered for the webinar on the GoToWebinar registration page. You can find the link to this registration page by clicking on the webinar date on the training calendar page. I’ll approve your registration after I receive payment and you will receive an email with login instructions. You must download and install at least the trial version of the software BEFORE the training. The online, pre-training content (see above) covers downloading and installation procedures for Wordfast Classic and/or Pro. Please download the appropriate zipped training files (depending on course language and tool) we’ll be using during the training. They can be downloaded from the same Google Docs folder that has the on-line coursework presentations. Your request to join the Google Group has to be approved first. For a detailed description of the training, times, etc., please see the training calendar. Try to log-in to GoTo Webinar at least 10 minutes before the training begins so we can start on time! 

ON-SITE TRAINING

You must download and install at least the trial version of the software BEFORE the training. The online, pre-training content (see above) covers downloading and installation procedures for Wordfast Classic and/or Pro. Please download the appropriate zipped training files (there are several depending on the course language and tool) we’ll be using during the training. They can be downloaded from the the same Google Docs folder that has the on-line coursework presentations. Your request to join the Google Group has to be approved first. For a detailed description of the training location, times, etc., please see the training calendar. ATTENTION: Times may be shown in Paris time (CET ou GMT+1), don’t forget to do the math! Try to arrive at least 10 minutes before the training begins so we can start on time. 

QUESTIONS? 

If you have any questions about installing or getting up and running with the software, please search for an answer in the Wordfast Training Google Group forum and/or post your question therein. Others will or have had the same questions and that prevents me from having to answer twice! Otherwise, you can also contact me privately. Thanks again and see you soon!