PDF file in SDLX?
Thread poster: Cristina Heraud-van Tol
I have a pdf file, which is not an image but text. I want to translate it using SDLX, but when I use the Project Wizard to convert it and start translating, there's simply no option to do this. Is there a way to do it?
| | Jing Nie
Local time: 10:05
English to Chinese
| covert it to a Word file || Apr 9, 2008 |
There is no way to translate a PDF file directly.
You need to convert it to a Word file using Solid converter PDF or other converting program.
| | Heinrich Pesch
Local time: 05:05
Finnish to German
| Convert to doc || Apr 9, 2008 |
No way. Search the fora on pdf conversion.
...to translate PDFs directly with any CAT. Eva Straus gives you the best reply, indeed... if your client has the original doc in Word, go ask for it; otherwise you'd need to convert the PDF with one of the following:
* Solid Converter
* ABBY FineReader
* OmniPage Pro
* Able2Extract Pro
Do not forget to charge for the extra time involved!
| | ViktoriaG
Local time: 22:05
English to French
| Use AutoUnbreak || Apr 9, 2008 |
In case you can't get the original, editable file, use AutoUnbreak.
AutoUnbreak lets you extract text from a PDF file and will keep the basic formatting (bold face, indents, bullets, etc.) but best of all, it removes all the unnecessary line breaks, so your sentences will not be broken up the same way as is you had copied it directly from the PDF. There is a limit of 65000 characters that can be extracted - in case your PDF is larger than a dozen pages, you will have to perform the conversion operation several times until your entire PDF is processed.
You can get AutoUnbreak here: http://digital.hollmen.dk/products/autounbreak/index.htm
All the best!
| Just one more thing || Apr 10, 2008 |
I can only second what all other guys have written.
But just to add a small explanation: a PDF is always a picture that may, but also may not, contain a text layer.
If it does contain a text layer, the PDF => text conversion is easier than if it doesn't. That's all.