How to realize 100% converion from .pdf to .doc or .rtf in characters and format?
Thread poster: Roy Zhang

Roy Zhang
Local time: 10:45
English to Chinese
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Apr 1, 2005

Dear fellows,

Is there any tool or process for this conversion? This can be a very help solution to many localization projects.

Thank you for your input!

Best regards,

Roy


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:45
English to German
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Howto & forum search Apr 1, 2005

Hi Roy,
This is probably one of the most frequently discussed issues in this forum - use the new forum search to find numerous topics.

There's also a Howto on the subject, which has been put together by Natalia, a fellow moderator.

HTH, Ralf


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Vulpe
Local time: 05:45
English to Romanian
Readiris Pro 8 Apr 1, 2005

This is a good conversion program particularly for format. It converts from any image file such as .pdf, .jpg, .tif etc. into .rtf. It's good for English and some other several languages: Arabic, Frech, something like that. You can download the free demo for 30 days. Make a search on the Internet. Hope it will help you.

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tectranslate ITS GmbH
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Time for a sticky Apr 1, 2005

Ralf Lemster wrote:

Hi Roy,
This is probably one of the most frequently discussed issues in this forum - use the new forum search to find numerous topics.

There's also a Howto on the subject, which has been put together by Natalia, a fellow moderator.

HTH, Ralf

Does this forum support stickies? If so, I think it's about time to make a PDF sticky.


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 08:15
Member (2006)
English to Hindi
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PDF to Word conversion Apr 2, 2005

I tried one of the conversion programmes (BCL) but encountered two problems:

1. Each line of the word document or each paragraph is converted into a new text box. In a large document, joinig these text boxes together manually can be a pain.

2. The programme failed to convert Hindi text properly, giving junk instead. It is probably not unicode compatible.

Are there any solutions to these? Are these problems common to all pdf-word converters or only to the one I used?

Regards,
Balasubramaniam


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tectranslate ITS GmbH
Local time: 04:45
German
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Lines ending in paragraph marks Apr 13, 2005

Balasubramaniam wrote:

I tried one of the conversion programmes (BCL) but encountered two problems:

1. Each line of the word document or each paragraph is converted into a new text box. In a large document, joinig these text boxes together manually can be a pain.

2. The programme failed to convert Hindi text properly, giving junk instead. It is probably not unicode compatible.

Are there any solutions to these? Are these problems common to all pdf-word converters or only to the one I used?

Regards,
Balasubramaniam

At least the first problem you mention is definitely common with PDF, as it is my understanding that each line in a PDF file ends with a paragraph mark. One more reason to ask the client for the original files, if you ask me.

Regards,
Benjamin


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