File formats supported in Smartcat

Microsoft Office

  • DOC/DOCX
  • XLS/XLSX
  • PPT/PPTX
  • PPS/PPSX
  • POT/POTX
  • PPT

Please note that Microsoft Office formats are proprietary and complex. While we strive to provide as much compatibility as possible, some post-processing may be required for translated documents.

Open Office

  • ODT
  • ODP

Text

  • TXT
  • RTF

Hypertext, source code

  • HTML
  • XHTML
  • PHP

Bilingual interchange formats

  • XLIFF/XLF/SDLXLIFF/MQXLIFF/SDLXLIFF
  • PO
  • TTX

Desktop publishing

  • PDF
  • MIF
  • IDML

Technical writing

  • DITA XML
  • HELP+MANUAL XML

Localization

  • XML
  • Android XML
  • RESX
  • DTD
  • JSON
  • TJSON
  • YML
  • INC
  • INX
  • MIF
  • STRINGS
  • PROPERTIES

Subtitles

  • SRT
  • TTML

Images (powered by OCR)

  • JPG/JPEG
  • TIF/TIFF
  • BMP
  • PNG
  • GIF
  • DJVU/DJV
  • DCX
  • PCX
  • JP2
  • JPC
  • JFIF
  • JB2

Packages

  • TTX
  • SDLPPX / SDLRPX
  • ZIP
  • WSXZ

Unsupported popular formats and versions

  • XLIFF version 2.0
  • CSV
  • FM
  • AI
  • INDD

Please note that you can still upload files into Smartcat without parsing and assign them to freelancers who could work on the task using some desktop editor. More about non-CAT workflow here.

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