Tools and Formats

From .ini to .xsl – We got you covered

File formats can be a source of major headaches, especially when a lot of people and tight deadlines are involved. Who’s using what version of which application? Do the translators have all the fonts they need?

Fortunately, a modern, media-neutral approach to writing and translating content makes everyone’s lives much easier. This allows us to open, edit, translate and post-edit a wide variety of modern and legacy file formats.

Tools and Formats

Adobe Creative Cloud

We can open your Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator files; edit or extract translatable content and return translated files to you.

Microsoft Office / Google Suite

Word, PowerPoint and Excel spoken here. We also can access files on Google Drive (documents, spreadsheets and presentations) to translate them without ever downloading a file.


Memsource is one of the most flexible and powerful translation platforms in the world. It’s reliable, secure, and its innovative structure ensures that resources only get shared as required and wanted. The documents we translate for you access your translation memory and your term base – and a translator only gets to see the particular file or project he is working on. It’s the best of both worlds: the flexibility of cloud computing – and a Chinese wall around your data.

Is that all there is?

No sir. We realize that you may have more… exotic requirements. Would you like to write manuals in Markdown, pipe them through Pandoc and convert the resulting EPUB files to the Kindle format? All right; let’s talk!

Formats we can process/publish

We can open, edit, translate and create a wide variety of file formats. Brace yourselves – suffixes are coming!

  • Adobe FrameMaker (mif)
  • Adobe InCopy (icml)
  • Adobe InDesign (idml)
  • Apple iOS string files (strings)
  • Apple property list files (Plist)
  • Comma-separated values (csv)
  • DITA (dita, ditamap)
  • DocBook (dbk)
  • EPUB e-books (epub)
  • HTML (htm, html)
  • Joomla ini files (ini)
  • JSON (json)
  • Magento CSV (csv)
  • MicroDVD subtitle files (sub)
  • Microsoft Excel (xls, xlsx, xlt, xltx, xlsm, xltm)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt, pptx, pot, potx, pptm, potm)
  • Microsoft Windows RESX resource file (resx)
  • Microsoft Word (doc, docx, dot, dotx, docm, dotm)
  • Mozilla DTD files (DTD)
  • Plain text (txt)
  • PO gettext files (po)
  • Rich Text Format (rtf)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (svg)
  • Tab-separated values (ts)
  • Trados TTX (ttx – pre-segmented, sdlxliff)
  • Translation Memory Exchange (tmx)
  • Wiki markup files (wiki)
  • WordPress WPML (xliff for WordPress)
  • XLIFF (xliff)
  • XML (xml, xhtm, xhtml)
  • XML Java Properties (properties)
  • YAML (yaml)
  • YouTube subtitles (srt)