A single tool for all formats

Texts in many file types, from diverse sources, and in numerous formats can be processed using Transit.

A complete overview of the supported formats and versions can be found in the

Transit / TermStar Product Guide

Multi-format TM

Transit's translation memory is format independent. Because of this, you can benefit from previous translations even when a different file format is used.
For example: You are translating a Word document about a topic that you have already translated a PowerPoint presentation about; You are translating an InDesign brochure that has already been translated as a FrameMaker file; You are localizing a web application that was migrated from a Windows application; etc.

Multi-format editor

The Transit editor is a tool for all supported formats. You can work in a single, familiar, and format-independent working environment in which you know all of the relevant functions.
Using this, you can even work in new or unfamiliar file formats without spending any time familiarizing yourself. Furthermore, you can maintain your current working habits and contribute your experience without needing to acclimate. No matter what the file type, you can concentrate on what is important: Excellent and efficient translation.

Office and word processing

Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, IBM Lotus Symphony, OpenDocument Format, Corel WordPerfect


SubRip text (SRT), web video text track (WebVTT), proprietary text formats

DTP, Graphics and CAD

FrameMaker, InDesign, Interleaf, Quicksilver, PageMaker, QuarkXPress, Scalable vector graphics (SVG), Visio, AutoCAD



Your wizard for XML formats

Using the wizard, you can easily create a file type adapted to your XML data—and you can do so without any DTD proficiency. In doing so, you will protect your XML tags, automatically differentiate structural and inline elements, and ensure the validity of the translated XML data.
If the corresponding XSLT file is used, Transit can generate a dynamic preview in real time during translation. The dynamic preview is displayed directly in the Transit editor.

And your format?

Using flexible file adaptation, Transit can also handle custom file formats: Your proprietary text format from machine control, your proprietary XML files from software localization, your proprietary data format from your database.
You are able to accommodate special requirements. For example, automatic pre- and post-processing of your files, supervising length restrictions, code and variable protection, write-protected metadata display, and much more.