ChangeTracker is a free application that is designed to compare bilingual files and detect any changes and edits. It is built as a step-by-step wizard.
ChangeTracker works with pairs of bilingual files. The first file from a pair contains the translation BEFORE making any changes and its counterpart contains the translation AFTER changes were made by the editor or proofreader.
ChangeTracker imports files to the internal database, processes them, and shows the differences between the texts in the separate file pairs. It provides the possibility to create a change report and export this report in XML format (can be viewed by Microsoft Excel).
ChangeTracker requires Microsoft Office for the application to work.
The current version supports the following bilingual file formats (all trademarks are the property of their respective owners):
- Trados (TTX, SDLXLIFF)
- MemoQ (XLIFF)
- Idiom, Translation Workspace (XLZ)
- Oscar (TMX)
- Wordfast (TXML)
- Microsoft Helium (HE)
- Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX, RTF)