Felix tip: If the Felix menus/toolbars don’t show up

Thursday, Apr. 30th 2009

If one of your MS Office programs (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) crashes, the Felix menu and toolbar might not appear the next time you start that program. This could be because Office has disabled the Felix add-in. To enable the add-in, do the following. On Office 2000/XP/2003 From the Help menu, select About Microsoft Office […]

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Tip: Getting word counts from PowerPoint documents

Thursday, Apr. 23rd 2009

Translators working on Microsoft PowerPoint® files often need to get word counts for creating estimates or invoices. While PowerPoint has a built-in statistics feature, the word count it provides is broken: it counts punctuation as words. (See below: it’s still broken as of PowerPoint 2007) I have a free word-count program for Windows called Count […]

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Align Assist version 0.9 released

Monday, Apr. 20th 2009

I’ve just released version 0.9 of Align Assist. The two main features of this new release are a “Check for Updates” feature, and a link to the online manual from the application. Download the latest version here. Check for Updates From the Help menu, select Check for Updates… If the latest version of Align Assist […]

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Align Assist manual online

Sunday, Apr. 19th 2009

The Align Assist manual is now online. The manual includes a quick start tutorial to help get up and started using Align Assist quickly. I hope to have a Japanese version of the manual up shortly, and to continue to expand and improve the English version. About Align Assist Align Assist is a free application […]

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Memory Serves manual online

Friday, Apr. 17th 2009

The Memory Serves manual is now online. The manual provides more detailed information about Memory Serves and how to use it. I’ll be adding to this manual continually, so if you have any questions about using Memory Serves, let me know!

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Memory serves version 1.2 released

Wednesday, Apr. 15th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.2 of Memory Serves. Download the latest version here. In addition to some minor bug fixes (like a problem adding records with non-ascii characters in the context field), version 1.2 of Memory Serves includes a new program called Memory Importer: Uploading large memories or glossaries to Memory Serves would sometimes cause […]

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Memory Serves version 1.1 released

Saturday, Apr. 11th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.1 of Memory Serves. Download the latest version here. This update includes a fix that will allow Memory Serves to work with Felix’s translation history feature (with the 1.4.6 release of Felix), as well as the following improvements: It’s now possible to install Memory Serves for the current user, or for […]

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How much information to collect from users

Friday, Apr. 10th 2009

I’m starting to roll out a “check online for updates” feature for my various applications. So far, it’s implemented for TagAssist and Count Anything, and I’m gradually adding it to my other applications as I upgrade them. I thus think that this is a good time to review my policy on collecting information from users. […]

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TagAssist version 2.5 released

Tuesday, Mar. 31st 2009

I’ve just released version 2.5 of TagAssist, a free utility for translating HTML and XML files. Download the latest version here. This is the first update to TagAssist in a while. Although most of the improvements are minor, this released forms a solid base for continued development, so expect updates on a more regular basis […]

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Preview release of Felix version 1.4.6

Friday, Mar. 27th 2009

I’m currently working on version 1.4.6 of Felix. In this version, I’m trying to track down and squash some hard-to-reproduce bugs. In order to help get more feedback on the new version, I’ve decided to offer it as a preview release. You can download the preview release of version 1.4.6 here. If you’ve experienced strange […]

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