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Launching of Version 5.4

Our last Free Update (5.3) was on May 2009.

It’s been only 3 months, but the enhancements in translation accuracy were equivalent to what we normally achieve in one full year of linguistic research and hard work.

Word Magic Software’s Text Translator engine is now progressing so rapidly that we felt it imperative to share the new improvements with our loyal Customers. We are enthusiastic about the direction and rate of progress!

Finally, the time has come and with great pleasure we announce the launching of our Version 5.4, totally free of charge for our Version 5.xx registered clients. Multiple and significant changes have been included in this new update, including, as is traditional, a considerable increase in the dictionary databases.

The most significant improvements are listed below:

  1. Greatly improved Text Translator parser (MT) in both directions. Word Magic starts to implement the system “Learning Patterns”, which will establish the guidelines for future versions under development (“Automatic Learning”)

  2. New links with WordNet (University of Princeton) & Zirano (Spain), to increase the number of definitions in both languages.

  3. The problem of the translation of the Spanish Subjunctive is now about 90% solved in this 5.4 release. As you may know, many constructions in English have to be translated into Spanish in the Subjunctive mode. There are no black-and-white rules for this linguistic transformation. What exists is a huge number of “usage rules” and an even larger number of exceptions and “that’s-just-the-way-it-is” type of formulas. Well, one full section of our development team has dedicated these three months just to compile these rules and exceptions to offer you what we feel is an amazing model. Try it out! … and please send us your constructive criticism… it will help future improvements.

  4. Also, the handling of the English Progressive, and the “as …as” comparatives has been greatly improved. The problem of the dual translation of “but” (=sino or pero?) is part of the new package.

  5. There are so many other items that it would be impossible to mention them all in a single letter; we will refer to them in our future Weekly Tips. Be sure to subscribe to them in this page. They are Free!

And, what’s most important to all our registered clients of Version 5.0 thru 5.3.
This update is Free!

How to Download New Update 5.4

As you all know by now, our newest Update 5.4 is ‘up for grabs’, free for our 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 registered users. Following are instructions on how to download; there are two ways in which to do this, please select the one that is best for you:


Method 1:

Check for UpdatesIMPORTANT NOTE: Please be sure to have all Word Magic and Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook) closed to install the updates properly!

Inside the program, go to Help, in the upper toolbar, and select Check for Updates. You will see the Word Magic Updater window appear. Click on Next and close all remaining Word Magic programs when prompted by this wizard. Follow on-screen instructions until the wizard finishes updating your programs. You may have to reboot your computer after running this wizard; it will indicate this at the end, if necessary.


TROUBLESHOOTING: If you get a "Login Incorrect" error trying to update, please download the wmupdater.exe file again from this link and replace the old file under C:\Program Files\Word Magic Software\[Version Number]\Programs. Then you can check for updates again. Sometimes the server may be too overloaded, and you may get a message saying: “Error Downloading File.” If this happens, go to Method 2.


Method 2:


Go to Control Panel, in your computer’s Start menu, and select Add/Remove Programs. When the list of available programs displays, select Word Magic Products and click on Remove. It is recommended that you remove the Word Magic Software folder before installing this new version. The folder is usually under c:\Program Files.


IMPORTANT NOTE: If the system asks you if you want to inactivate the program, tell it to SKIP THIS STEP. If you follow these simple instructions, you should not have any trouble downloading our newest update; nevertheless, you can contact us at [email protected].


Verify exactly which program(s) you have, go to our download page and download your program(s) directly from our site. Once downloaded, run the file to install. You might be prompted for your activation code; use the original code sent to you by email.


Possible problems with Microsoft Outlook plugin:


It may be possible that you get the following error message "Add-in has triggered an Unspecified Exception Error". This error can be fixed carrying out the following steps:

  • Restart your computer

  • Please make sure all Microsoft Office programs are closed (we recommend restarting your computer before following these steps)

  • Go to the system command line (Start | Run | cmd and press enter)

  • Type: cd\Program Files\Word Magic Software\5.4\Programs and press enter

  • Type: regsvr32 –u wmofficeplugins.dll and press enter

  • Type: regsvr32 wmofficeplugins.dll and press enter

Load your Microsoft Office programs. They should be working fine now.

NOTE: Contact us if you have questions or concerns about this new update 5.4 at [email protected]