TransTools Documentation

General information

Licensing

Installation and system requirements

Post-installation instructions

Troubleshooting installation issues

Uninstalling TransTools for Excel manually (Excel 2003 and earlier versions)

MS Word Tools for Microsoft Word

Partial (selective) translation

  • Hide / Unhide Text
    Mark text as non-translatable in order to hide it from your CAT tool.
    See documentation

Document formatting, preparation before/after translation

  • Document Cleaner
    Prepare badly formatted documents for translation: remove excessive tags and fix formatting issues after PDF conversion or OCR.
    See documentation
  • Unbreaker
    Find and remove incorrect paragraph and line breaks to prevent segmentation issues in CAT tools.
    See documentation
  • Find & Replace Excessive Spaces
    Find and replace excessive spaces to improve TM leverage and improve formatting.
    See documentation
  • Collect all graphics from active document
    Extract graphical objects from the current document into a new document.
    See documentation
  • Set variable row height
    Ensure that table text is fully visible by clearing fixed row height setting.
    See documentation

Quality assurance (QA)

  • Correctomatic
    Correct words and phrases according to multiple correction lists.
    See documentation
  • Quotation Magic
    Improve document formatting and punctuation by using typographically correct quotation marks, apostrophes and similar symbols.
    See documentation
  • Non-breaking Space Checker
    Improve document formatting by using non-breaking spaces where necessary.
    See documentation
  • Spellcheck Assistant
    Quickly look through all spellchecking errors in the document, process spelling errors, change the spellchecking language, and recheck document with modified custom spellchecking dictionaries.
    See documentation
  • Multiple Replace
    Save time during text replacement: replace several words or phrases simultaneously across a document or selection.
    See documentation
  • Language Check
    Check whether text is fully translated from one language to another.
    See documentation
  • Remove Highlight
    Clear color highlighting from text.
    See documentation
  • Find Highlight
    Navigate between text highlighted with certain highlight colors.
    See documentation
  • Find Multiple Text
    Find words and phrases defined in your search-replace list for manual correction.
    See documentation

Dual-language translation

  • Dual-Language Document Assistant
    Prepare source documents for translation in dual-language (source+target language) format.
    See documentation

Batch tools

  • Document Format Convertor
    Convert several Word documents to another format (DOCX, DOC, RTF, PDF).
    See documentation

Wordfast Classic / Trados 2007

  • Segmented Text Coloring Tool
    Colorize tag-delimited segmented text (used by Wordfast Classic and Trados 2007) for easier editing/proofreading.
    See documentation
  • Check for clean document
    Check whether the document was completely cleaned by Trados 2007 or Wordfast Classic.
    See documentation
  • Quick-clean the document
    Clean a document quickly without using Translator's Workbench (Trados 2007) or Wordfast Classic add-in.
    See documentation
  • Configure clean-up/restore rule
    Configure Find/Replace dialogue for manual clean-up, restoring of source text, or swapping source and target text in WFC/Trados 2007 segmented documents.
    See documentation
  • Apply & remove Marching Ants formatting
    Apply or remove Marching Red Ants and Marching Black Ants formatting.
    See documentation
  • Apply Trados 2007 / Wordfast Classic internal / external styles
    Apply Trados 2007 / Wordfast Classic internal and external non-translatable styles to text.
    See documentation
  • Internal text copy&paste commands
    Copy and paste text inside the same Word document without using the clipboard.
    See documentation

Useful tools for editing text

  • Insert Symbol / Quotes
    Insert a predefined symbol or quotation marks.
    See documentation
  • Paste unformatted text
    Paste text without formatting.
    See documentation
  • What Is This Text Symbol?
    Identify text symbols in the selected text.
    See documentation
  • Bookmark commands
    Bookmark the current selection and quickly return to it.
    See documentation
  • Copy all selected text (clipboard)
    Copy selected text (including hidden text) to clipboard.
    See documentation
  • To-Do
    Keep important notes related to the current document.
    See documentation

Miscellaneous tools

  • Automatic Localization and Manual Localization tools
    Localize numbers, adapting the decimal point and the thousand separator to the target language requirements.
    See documentation
  • Accept all revisions and turn 'Track Changes' off
    Accept all revisions in the document and deactivate Track Changes mode.
    See documentation
  • Quick Workspaces
    Save the visual (display) settings of Word under “profiles” and restore these profiles when needed.
    See documentation
  • Reset Find/Replace dialogue box
    Restore the default settings of Word's Find & Replace dialogue.
    See documentation
MS Excel Tools for Microsoft Excel

Document formatting, preparation before/after translation

  • Cell Resize Wizard
    Resize cells in order to make cell text fully visible.
    See documentation
  • Merge Cell Contents
    Merge cells and their contents when sentences are split among several cells.
    See documentation
  • Remove Excessive Spaces
    Replace excessive spaces used to wrap text to another line with line breaks.
    See documentation
  • Find Excessive Spaces
    Highlight cells that contain excessive spaces used instead of line breaks.
    See documentation

Quality assurance (QA)

Glossaries

  • Glossary Search
    Turn your Excel glossaries into powerful searchable dictionaries.
    See documentation
  • Find Duplicates
    Remove duplicate entries from your glossary files.
    See documentation

File translation in any CAT tool

  • Excel spreadsheet translation tools
    Extract translatable text for external translation, and translate the spreadsheet with the resulting translation table once it is translated.
    See documentation
MS PowerPoint Tools for Microsoft PowerPoint

Document formatting, preparation before/after translation

  • Unbreaker for PowerPoint
    Remove incorrect paragraph and line breaks from PowerPoint presentations.
    See documentation
  • Tag Cleaner for PowerPoint
    Remove incorrect paragraph and line breaks from PowerPoint presentations.
    See documentation

Quality assurance (QA)

  • Change Language
    Change spellchecking language for proper review of a PowerPoint presentation.
    See documentation
MS Visio Tools for Microsoft Visio

File translation in any CAT tool

  • Visio drawing translation tools
    Extract translatable text for external translation, and translate Visio drawings with the resulting translation table once it has been translated.
    See documentation
Autodesk AutoCAD Tools for AutoCAD

File translation in any CAT tool

  • AutoCAD drawing translation tools
    Extract translatable text for external translation, and translate AutoCAD drawing with the resulting translation table once it has been translated.
    See documentation
Standalone tools Standalone tools
  • TransTools Utilities
    Useful commands that can be used in a multitude of Windows programs: paste unformatted text or insert symbols into any application, look up terms using Glossary Search tool from any program, etc.
    See documentation