Add-ons are program utilities that enhance a primary program. In RC-WinTrans, it is a software component that extends the application's functionality.

Technically, an RC-WinTrans Add-On is a VBA macros file (file extension = .macro) that has at least one procedure implemented that is to be executed. The functionality is coded using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications™ and can do virtually anything a user (third-party manufacturer or needs it to do in order to extend RC-WinTrans' capabilities to suit their particular requirements.

RC-WinTrans X8 Add-Ons extend RC-WinTrans' existing capabilities to carry out specialized tasks and functions not already included in the application. Add-ons have their own menu in RC-WinTrans to access the specified functionality (see figure below). The integration is seamless and can be realized with a minimum of time, cost and effort thanks to RC-WinTrans' advanced technological design.

Example of commands added to RC-WinTrans' "Add-On" menu as a result of enabling a particular add-on.

RC-WinTrans Add-Ons are easy to activate and the functionality that they supply is accessed directly through the interface with the addition of relevant commands to RC-WinTrans' Add-On menu (see figure above).

NOTE: The Add-On menu is available since March 2007 (Version 8.5.3.x). Previous versions of RC-WinTrans X8 do not have an Add-On menu.

Examples of Add-Ons Implemented for RC-WinTrans
RC-WinTrans Add-Ons have already been successfully integrated into the localization environment to accommodate specialized functionality such as:
  • Excel Import/Export
    An add-on extending the application's capabilities to export data as a Excel spreadsheet (.xls) and to import text data from a Excel spreadsheet (.xls). ( More information: Add-On Online Help ...)
  • TMX Import/Export
    An add-on extending the application's capabilities to export data as a TMX format file and to import text data from a TMX file. Dialog boxes for specifying options are added to RC-WinTrans as well as two functions for process automation. ( More information: Add-On Online Help ...)
  • Multiline Editor
    Extends RC-WinTrans‘ functionality to display and edit source and translation texts with new line and tab control characters. ( More information: Add-On Online Help ...)
  • Google Machine Translation
    Extends RC-WinTrans functionality with access to machine translations via the Internet. ( Product details: Add-On Online Help ...)
  • Logoport Integration / Web TM Integration
    An add-on allowing a Logoport™ translation memory to be used in the same way as dictionaries, i.e., referenced for functions such as find / save translation(s), concordance search, automatic translation, and the uniform translation check function to check translations in the active RC-WinTrans translation project against the translations in a given Logoport translation memory. ( More on Logoport and RC-WinTrans ...)
  • Maximum String Length Check While Editing
    An add-on that alerts the user when the maximum string length for the selected text item has been exceeded while the text is being edited. A "Length Check" window shows whether the currently selected translation unit meets or exceeds the maximum string length specifications. (Details: Add-On Online Help ...)
  • Extra Functions
    Extends RC-WinTrans X8 with a set of functions created to accommodate certain user requests and suggestions. The add-on is available for free. The VBA source code is open to view and to edit. Details: Add-On Online Help ...)
  • File Converters
    File converters are used to enable the translation of file types not already supported by RC-WinTrans. File converters can be supplied to RC-WinTrans as VBA macros to read and to write a certain file to be translated. ( See also: "File Converters: Overview" in the RC-WinTrans Help .)
Obtaining an Add-On
Creating an Add-on is a programming task that can be done with Visual Basic for Applications using the VBA integrated development environment. Tips and information can be found in the Developer Help that comes with RC-WinTrans, and, as always, inquiries can be sent to .