How can I count words using Transit?
Thread poster: Kelly O'Connor

Kelly O'Connor  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:48
Italian to English
Sep 23, 2009

Hello all

I have been using Transit very infrequently for a number of years but recently I have stepped up my work with a certain agency that uses it. I have never much questioned the word count they give me before the project but now I am curious to find out how analyze a file in Transit (total words, pretranslated, fuzzies, etc)

Anybody know?



[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-10-29 11:30 GMT]


Ilze Jansone
Local time: 14:48
German to Latvian
+ ...
word/segment/character count Sep 23, 2009

Hello Kelly,

open Transit and click on Project-> Status.



Susana Ruiz
Local time: 13:48
German to Spanish
+ ...
TRANSIT XV or TRANSIT SATELLITE wordcounts Oct 15, 2009

Hi Kelly,

it depends on the Transit version you have.

I mean, the agencies usually work with Transit XV (I've been working in an agency for more than 2 years and have some knowledge about it). So I will try to explain you how to get the wordcount.

as Ilze already explained, go to Project > Status

there you have to choose
Report type: Import / Progress / Translation

View as: Word / Segment / Character

and then Update (In case you want to save the wordcount as a file, just choose Save)

The agencies choose Report type: Import to know exactly the amount of fuzzies, pretranslations and no matches there are before starting the trnaslation process.

go to Project > Status
Report type: Progress / Translation

View as: Word / Segment / Character

and then Update

In this version of Transit you have not the option to visualised the wordcount used by the agencies, unless you choose Report type: Progress before starting the translation.

Hope this could be helpful.




Kelly O'Connor  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:48
Italian to English
Thanks Susana Oct 29, 2009

for your detailed instructions!

Thanks also Ilze!




To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Maya Gorgoshidze[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

How can I count words using Transit?

Advanced search

Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
SDL MultiTerm 2019
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2019 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2019 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search