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TransTools 3.6.1

Free cleanup/ translation tools for Office, Visio, AutoCAD

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License: Free, for personal-use only
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 11 April 2015
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Downloads To Date: 737
Developer: Stanislav Okhvat
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TransTools
Free cleanup/ translation tools for Office, Visio, AutoCAD

TransTools is a free (for personal use) suite of tools to help clean up with the text in Word, Excel, Visio and AutoCAD files. It's aimed at translators but could prove useful for many others.

The program installed easily, with no hassles. It seems to work just about anywhere - there are separate Office add-ins for 2003 and earlier, 2007 and later, 32 or 64-bit - and correctly added itself to our Word and Excel 2013 ribbons.

The Word add-in features a Document Cleaner which tidies up documents produced by OCR or PDF conversion software. This can restore more consistent formatting (fonts, font sizes, spaces, styles), remove unwanted frames, correct problems with tables, reset indentation, remove text highlighting, shading and more. Just choose the actions you need, and click to carry them out.

There are also many smaller corrective options. You're able to remove excessive spaces, and replace them in various ways (with spaces, tabs, a new line or paragraph). A "Remove Highlight" tool can strip out highlights in a particular colour. And the Non-breaking Space Checker does what its name suggests, scanning your document to ensure any non-breaking spaces are used correctly.

The Excel add-in has several more spreadsheet-specific tools. The Cell Resize Wizard resizes cells as required to make text fully visible, for instance, while the Translation > Extract... tool extracts all unique text and displays it in a separate workbook. But there are also simpler formatting tools, including options to remove highlighting or excessive spacing.

We didn't try them, but it seems that TransTools for Visio and AutoCAD work like a stripped down version of the Excel add-in, extracting text from the document, then allowing you to merge it back - with any translations or modifications - later.

Version 3.6.1 changes (full history):
    •Small bug fix in the recently added Correctomatic (TransTools for Word).
    •Updated Multiple Replace tool (TransTools for Word): a prompt to temporarily deactivate Track Changes is now shown if the user attempts to make wildcard replacements that use backreferences in the Replace With parameter if Track Changes are activated (a known Word bug causes incorrect replacements in this situation).

Verdict:

TransTools isn't just for translators - the program can help any Office user clean up messy or poorly formatted documents.

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