add-circle-bold add-circle add-square add alarm-bell-1 alert-diamond analytics-pie-2 archive archive arrow-down-1 arrow-down-2 arrow-left-1 arrow-right-1 arrow-up-1 attachment-1 bin-paper-1 book-star button-record check-1 check-circle-1 close close-quote close cog-1 cog common-file-stack copy-paste credit-card-1 diagram-fall-down disable time-clock-midnight download-thick-bottom drawer-send envelope-letter envelope-letter expand-6 expand-6 file-code filter-1 floppy-disk flying-insect-honey folder-file-1 headphones-customer-support hierarchy-9 hyperlink-2 information-circle keyboard-arrow-down keyboard-arrow-up layout-module-1 list-bullets lock-2 lock-unlock-1 love-it messages-bubble-square move-to-top multiple-circle multiple-neutral-1 multiple-users-1 navigation-menu-horizontal navigation-menu network-browser open-quote pencil-1 pencil-write pencil-1 print-text rating-star rating-star remove-circle remove-square-1 search send-email-1 shield-warning single-neutral-actions single-neutral smiley-sad-1 smiley-unhappy smiley-indifferent smiley-smile-1_1 smiley-happy smiley-sad-1 smiley-unhappy smiley-indifferent smiley-happy smiley-thrilled social-media-twitter synchronize-arrows-1 tags-double ticket-1 ticket-1 time-clock-circle undo view-1 view-off view wench

Pandora’s Box

Wordfast Classic tries to cover the essential needs of everyday translation, but there are countless special situations that require specific features. Rather that multiplying endless setups with buttons and checkboxes, a raw but efficient "unnatural" interface is used to activate some rarely used features. Just enter one of the following commands in Pandora’s Box (PB), to obtain a particular behavior from Wordfast. Commands are separated with a paragraph mark.

During a translation session using Wordfast Classic, Ctrl+Alt+P* will turn off (and toggle back on) all the commands entered in PB.

Important: PB commands are case-sensitive. Use them the way they are produced when clicking the "Commands" button, or the way they are written in the manual. Adding or removing the _ (underscore) character disables or enables them, respectively. The underscore character can be located anywhere within the command. Thus,

AllowEmptyTarget is active;
Allow_EmptyTarget is not active;
AllowEmpty_Target is not active;
_AllowEmptyTarget is active because the underscored is not within the command;
Allowemptytarget is ignored because its case is not correct.

Right-clicking the list of commands will toggle between the display of all commands, and only active commands.

* Pressing Ctrl+Alt+P while there is no segment open will generate a report about the current setup, which is useful for troubleshooting.