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urgent: transation of acrobat reader documents
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AAAmedical  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 19:26
English to Dutch
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May 22, 2002

Hello,



Does anybody know if it is possible (and how) to translate a document in acrobat reader without having acrobat writer.



Thanks


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Rita Damo  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
English to Spanish
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Extracting text from PDF May 22, 2002

You can\'t process a PDF file unless you have Adobe Acrobat full version.



Try the following:



1. Get a free copy or Wordfast at www.champollion.net

2. Follow the instructions for installing the macro

3. Open the intended PDF file using Acrobat Reader

4. Open a blank document in Word

5. Select Wordfast at the Task Bar in Word

6. Press Start Translation/Next Segment button

7. Then, you will obtain the text (a Word file) extracted from the PDF file

8. Invest some time in editing the final text



Drop me a line if you have any other questions.



Regards,



Rita Damo


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Elinor Thomas  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:26
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As its name tells you May 22, 2002

Acrobat reader is to read, and, incase you can change anything, it will be so slowly that you will be wasting precious time.

You need Acrobat or Acrobat writer. Sorry.





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xxxNicolette Ri
Local time: 19:26
French to Dutch
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Acrobat Reader May 22, 2002

Bonjour !



Acrobat Reader wordt tegenwoordig meestal bij de meeste nieuwe computers geleverd. Als je het niet op je machine heb kan je het downloaden via www.adobe.com (het is gratis). Een PDF-bestand is echter een eindformaat dat de uiteindelijke opmaak laat zien, je kan er niets in veranderen. Je geeft je klant dan ook een Word-bestand zonder opmaak terug! De klant giet het dan in het oorspronkelijke bestand en maakt dan eventueel een nieuwe, vertaalde, uitvoer in PDF (of laat dat doen). De enige manier om de opmaak zo te houden zoals hij is, is regelrecht te werken in het bestand dat aan de oorsprong van de PDF-uitvoer ligt, dwz. een Pagemaker- of een X-Press bestand.

Acrobat Writer is een deel van deze opmaakprogramma\'s en wordt ook los verkocht.



Overigens kan je, als je in het bezit bent van Acrobat Writer (wordt los verkocht, dit is niet gratis), een PDF-uitvoer van elk Word- of Powerpointbestand maken: 1) als printer een Postscriptprinter aangeven 2)printen op disk (dan krijg je een PRN-bestand) 3) met Acrobat Writer dit PRN bestand omzetten in PDF. Het heeft dan de opmaak die jij bedoeld hebt, en daar kan niemand iets in veranderen!



Groetjes,

Nicolette


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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
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Rita's instructions May 22, 2002

also work without using Wordfast.



1) Open a new (blank) doc in Word.

2) In the pdf-file, \"select all,\" copy, and paste into the blank Word-file.



This works most of the time, but you may need to have to rearrange the text. And, of course, the client will then have to convert the Word-file back into a .pdf-file


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John Kinory
Local time: 18:26
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Trudy's instructions May 22, 2002

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On 2002-05-22 20:13, Trudy wrote:

also work without using Wordfast.



1) Open a new (blank) doc in Word.

2) In the pdf-file, \"select all,\" copy, and paste into the blank Word-file.



This works most of the time, but you may need to have to rearrange the text. And, of course, the client will then have to convert the Word-file back into a .pdf-file





Please note:



(a) This does not always work. It depends on how the text is embedded in the pdf file;

(b) you may have to select each page separately. Certainly in some (all?) versions of Acrobat Reader, \'Select all\' only works one page at a time.
[addsig]

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BelkisDV  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:26
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Yo lo hago así.... May 23, 2002

Abro el documento PDF con Adobe Acrobat y reduzco el tamaño de la pantalla, a la vez abro un documento en blanco en Word y también reduzco la pantalla, colocándola al lado de la de Adobe.



Así puedo navegar en Adobe e ir traduciendo en Word. Por supuesto que el archivo final es en Word.



Saludos y suerte,

Belkis


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
Sweden
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Use Gemini or Gemini Solo May 23, 2002

I have used Gemini 1 and 2 for 2 years now. It works fine but presupposes that you have the full Acrobat.

Now the have released Gemini Solo with the following:



Features



Convert PDF to ASCII, Open eBook, HTML and RTF (for MS Word)

Convert tables into all of the above plus SYLK (for MS Excel)

HTML customization - headers, footers, frames, colour & navigation links

Retain the layout of pages in ASCII, HTML and RTF formats

Export images as JPEG, TIFF, PNG or BMP with scaling

Full support for double-byte characters and Unicode output

Supports Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese documents

Intelligent reflow and de-hyphenation using 40,000 word English dictionary

Preserve reading order in and across pages using Article Threads

Preserve hyper text links in HTML, eBook and RTF

Automatic creation of bookmarks even when the original document has none

Batch conversion - convert hundreds of documents with one click

Compatible with all versions of PDF



Go to http://www.iceni.com



Best regards

Mats Wiman (1749)



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AAAmedical  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Thanks very much everybody May 23, 2002

Thank you very much for your quick replies. I know now what can be done and will inform the client of the possibilities.



Greetings,



Ann


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