WF Pro: is it possible to track changes?
Thread poster: pcs_MCIL

pcs_MCIL  Identity Verified
English to Italian
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Apr 30, 2012

From time to time I have to show the translator my changes in the TXML file during the proofreading phase.
I'd like to know if there's a way to track these changes in Wf Pro 3, in a similar way as the track changes featuree of MsWord does.


Anne Bohy  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:30
English to French
Workarounds... Apr 30, 2012

You can unconfirm the segments where you make changes, you can also add a note to a translation unit. This way, during the finalization, the translation can quickly jump (in the Outline) from one "uncomfirmed" or "note" to the next.
Personnally, when I get back the proofread version, if I really want to know what has been altered (and I do want, usually), I do a TM look-up on the source text.
A "track changes" would be nice, but... it has an overhead, so I don't know if it's worth it.


pcs_MCIL  Identity Verified
English to Italian
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Another workaround Apr 30, 2012

Thank you for your reply.
I am currently using this workaround: I preview the TXML in Word before the proofreading and then after. Finally, I use the "compare" feature in Word to get a tracked changed version of the pre-proof preview.

It's just time consuming to add comments and note, and I am not happy with my workaround, either.


John Di Rico  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:30
Member (2006)
French to English
Use the bilingual review feature in the PM perspective Apr 30, 2012

Check it out! It's new in WF Pro 3.0: bilingual review of RTF export, can add comments as well, then recreate TXML file, clean and save translated file.

Good luck,



pcs_MCIL  Identity Verified
English to Italian
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Super Apr 30, 2012

Thanks John!


Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:30
English to Arabic
Track Changes Apr 30, 2012

Dear Paola,

The TrackChanges feature is being implemented in Wordfast Pro.

In the meanwhile, you have two options:

1- To use the "Bilingual Review" feature, as John suggested, which I agree with you that it is a super feature.

2- To use an external freeware application called ChangeTracker, which supports TXML as well:



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