Document Cleaner

Prepare badly formatted documents for translation: remove excessive tags and fix formatting issues after PDF conversion or OCR.

This tool is part of TransTools

Document Cleaner is a collection of tools for preparation of badly formatted documents for translation. Clean tags, fix formatting issues after PDF conversion or OCR, make sure that text is fully visible.

Document Cleaner window

Preparing to remove excessive tags from a Word document converted from PDF


  • Clean tags caused by formatting issues or excessive bookmarks.
  • Fix common formatting issues after PDF conversion or OCR.
  • Identify potential formatting issues such as paragraphs with several different font settings, tab characters between words, false table of contents, textboxes used instead of regular text, etc. in order to fix them manually.
  • Ensure that text is fully visible.

Document Cleaner in action: screenshots

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Typical options for cleaning tags with Tag Cleaner command
Tags before and after
Autoformat command
Quick actions - converting a false table of contents to text
Fixing misaligned table borders with Table Aligner command
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  • What our users are saying
    Document Cleaner feature has saved me hours of work.

    “The Document Cleaner feature of TransTools has been extremely useful for removing unwanted tags in memoQ, the CAT tool I use. It has saved me hours of work in total.”

    Érico Carvalho, English-Portuguese and Spanish-Portuguese translator, BNN Medical & Pharmaceutical Translations

This tool is part of TransTools, suite of 50+ productivity tools for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and AutoCAD designed for translators, editors and DTP specialists.
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Tools for document formatting and preparation before/after translation



  • Multiple Find & Replace – search Word documents for multiple words and phrases, replace or format found text or review each occurrence in context before making a change

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