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XTM Cloud 13.4

MS Word spelling checker

MS Word spelling checker enhances the built-in spelling checker feature in XTM Workbench. It connects with MS Word and makes use of its spelling checker.

When it has been activated in your XTM Cloud instance, MS Word spelling checker is part of the standard QA mechanism in XTM Workbench. Requests are sent to the MS Word spelling checker to analyze content. MS Word then sends back a list of errors and suggestions on how to correct them.

Configuration is performed at two levels: the system (Settings) and customer (XTM Workbench) levels.


MS Word (version 2016 or higher) installed on Windows.


MS Word spelling checker for XTM Cloud is not supported on Mac OS.

To use the spelling checker, open XTM Workbench in the Chrome or Edge browser.

To fully appreciate the proofing benefits of the MS Word spelling checker in your language pairs:
Installing XTM – MS Word Spellchecker app

The app requires MS Word installed on the user’s computer (ver. 2016 or up), Windows 10, or higher.

  1. In the XTM Workbench, go to Settings > General.

  2. Scroll down to the QA section. Select Microsoft Word from the dropdown under Use spell checking tool.

  3. Text field Port number 8085 shows up next to the dropdown. Select the tooltip tooltip_icon.png to open it and select Download app.

  4. Go to your Downloads folder and double-click the installation package. Windows protected your PC popup shows up. Select more info to ignore the message and then select the Run anyway button.

  5. XTM Spelling Checker Setup Wizard shows up. Click Next and follow the onscreen instructions.

  6. Select Finish once the installation ends.

Configuration of the MS Word spelling checker in XTM Workbench
  1. Open XTM Workbench, in the top navigation bar select Settings > General.

  2. In the QA section, set the spell-checking tool to Microsoft Word.


    In the additional field with an assigned port number, leave the entry unchanged.

  3. Select Save.

Configuration of the MS Word spelling checker at system level
How to enable the MS Word spelling checker at global level:
  1. Select Configuration > Settings > Translation > Workflow and access.

  2. In the Workflow and access tab screen, scroll down to the Linguist general options section.

  3. Select Allow linguists to use Microsoft Word Spelling checker.

  4. Scroll down to the Linguist workflow options section, and select the Check inconsistency when the linguist finishes any step checkbox.

  5. From the available options, select Spell & QA.

  6. Optionally set up a message that will be displayed when inconsistency is found. To do so, fill the Message when XTM finds an inconsistency text field.

  7. At the bottom of the page, select Save.