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How to connect to GLTM for new Wordfast with old Wordfast version

If you have an older version of Wordfast lying around, but are sent a link to a new gltm (global TM), you likely found out that the format of the link is invalid in the older Wordfast version. The gltm link format is as follows:

You can easily render this link such that it’s compatible with an older Wordfast version, which has the following format:
In other words, just replace the gltm by wf and you’re all set.

MOOC Review – Coursera “Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future” by Wendell Porter

In the following, I will briefly review the course “Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future” by Prof. Wendell Porter of the University of Florida on Coursera.


The course covered a variety of topics, whereby 3 of the topics, residential energy, renewable energy sources, and transportation were covered more in-depth by the students themselves in peer assessments/papers, which were then graded (anonymously) by other students.

Course format

The course included videos, short and to the point, quizzes, and mandatory discussions in the forums, where the topics were covered first, with the peer assessments following up in-depth. Prof. Porter used the online medium very wisely through the mix of videos that were partly shot at various outdoors locations and especially the 3 longer peer assessments that where then graded by other students.

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I definitely learned a lot, particularly while researching for the projects/peer assessments and while grading other students’ projects. I could have done without some of the mandatory discussions, simple because more often than not people posted random statements without references or links just to get credit. Nevertheless, the rest of the course far outweighed this slight drawback. Overall, I can definitely recommend this course.