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Transcheck is the name of the translation quality assurance feature in Wordfast Pro 4. There are two ways to run Transcheck:

File-based Transcheck in the TXLF Editor (single file)

You can run Transcheck on the file you are currently translating. Click on the Review tab, then the Transcheck All icon. Transcheck will run with default settings.

When you run Transcheck, a summary report and an HTML Transcheck report are generated, and the latter opens in a browser window. In the TXLF Editor, you will also see an icon in the Status column if the segment has a Transcheck warning.

You can scroll through the HTML report, identify errors and switch back to Wordfast Pro 4 to correct them, using the Ctl+G (Cmd+G) shortcut key to go directly to the segment that needs fixing.

You can also click on the Transcheck tab in the lower section of the TXLF Editor, navigate through warnings, and correct or ignore them as necessary.

Transcheck warnings TXLF.jpg

Finally, you can use a Filter to only display segments with Transcheck warnings.


You can modify the default Transcheck settings at two levels:

  1. In the Project List view (Wordfast 4 > Project List, then Preferences)
  2. In the Current Project or TXLF Editor view (Wordfast 4 > Current Project or TXLF Editor, then Preferences)

If you modify the Transcheck preferences while in the Project List view, you will be modifying your default Transcheck preferences for all future projects. You should therefore set the Transcheck default preferences to the most frequently used settings by all projects.


If you modify the Transcheck preferences while in the Current Project or TXLF Editor view, you will be modifying your Transcheck preferences for this particular project only.


One of the advantages of the Advanced Project Wizard is that you can create a project based on a previous project. When doing so, the newly created project will inherit the Transcheck preferences of the project it is based on.

Batch Transcheck in the Current Project View (multiple files)

Running Transcheck at the Current Project level allows you to run a report on multiple files at the same time. Moreover, it includes an additional check for source and target consistency across files and allows you to designate the location of the HTML Transcheck report.

Batch Transcheck.jpg

--John 20:18, 2 August 2016 (CEST)