XTM Cloud v 13.1

XTM - MS Word spelling checker

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

When activated, it will be part of the standard QA mechanism in XTM in which 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 on two levels: the system (Settings) and customer (XTM Workbench) levels.


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


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

To fully appreciate the proofing benefits of the MS Word spelling checker in your language combinations, you need
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. Choose Microsoft Word from the drop-down under Use spell checking tool.

  3. Text field Port number 8085 shows up next to the drop-down. 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 XTM - 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 XTM - MS Word spelling checker
How to enable the XTM - MS Word spelling checker
  1. Go to Configuration > Settings > Translation > Workflow and access.

  2. Under the Workflow and access tab, find Linguist general options.

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

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

  5. Choose Spell & QA.

  6. Optionally set up a message that will be displayed when inconsistency is found.

  7. Click Save.