Supported Windows Document Formats

Across supports the translation of the following Windows document formats:

Program/markup language
Supported formats
Associated document settings template
Microsoft Word
  • DOC and DOCX
  • DOT
  • DOCM
  • Word 2000-2003
  • Word 2007-2016
Microsoft Excel
  • XLS
  • XLSX
  • XLSM
  • Excel 2000-2003
  • Excel 2007-2016
Microsoft PowerPoint
  • PPT and PPTX
  • PPS and PPSX
  • PPTM
  • PowerPoint 2000-2003
  • PowerPoint 2007-2016
Rich Text Format1
RTF
  • Word 2000-2003
  • Word 2007-2016
Text files1
TXT
HTML
  • HTML and HTM
  • XTG
Tagged HTML
XHTML
INI
Visual XML
XML
  • JSON
  • MSI
  • PO2 and POT
  • RDL
  • RESX
  • RRC
  • SQL
  • STRINGS
  • TAG
  • WXL
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • YAML
  • Tagged XML
  • Tagged XML v2
  • Visual XML
SGML
SGM and SGML
Tagged SGML
XML Localization Interchange
XLF and XLIFF
XLIFF
Adobe FrameMaker
MIF
  • MIF 7
  • MIF 8-2019
Adobe InDesign
IDML and INX2
  • IDML
  • Tagged XML (for INX)
Adobe InCopy2
INCX
Visual XML
BroadVision QuickSilver
ILDOC3
QuickSilver
QuarkXPress2
TAG and XTG4
Tagged XML (TAG) and Tagged HTML (XTG)
Portable Document Format
PDF
PDF
Resource files, executable files, etc.
  • CPL
  • DLG
  • DLL
  • EXE
  • MC
  • NLS
  • OCX
  • PLN
  • PROPERTIES
  • RC and RC2
  • RESOURCES
  • RESX
  • SCR
  • XNT
.NET resources and Windows resources
DisplayText XML
DTX and DTXML
Display text
Drawing Interchange Format5
DXF
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1
These formats are supported via Word.
2
These formats are supported via crossTransform.
3
ILDOC files of the QuickSilver version 3.0 in text-based ASCII interchange format (as of version 8.6) are supported.
4
QuarkXPress documents must first be exported in the TAG or XTG format in QuarkXPress. Following the translation in Across, the files are re-imported in QuarkXPress.
5
DXF files from AutoCAD 2000 and AutoCAD 2007 are supported.
Tip

One advantage of the TAG format over the XTG format is that the entire text of a QuarkXPress document is stored in a single TAG file. Also, the TAG format stores additional information, e.g. information on processing anchored text frames.

Special tools such as CopyFlow Gold for QuarkXPress from NAPS facilitate the export and subsequent re-import of QuarkXPress documents in the TAG and XTG formats.

Editing of Mobile App Formats

These files are edited with crossTransform.

Operating system
Supported formats
Note/example
Android
XML files that begin with strings
Example: strings-welcome.xml
In the \res\values folder of the corresponding uncompiled app
iOS
Text-based strings files
May have UTF-8- or UTF-16 encoding.
BlackBerry
ANSI-based text files in rrc format