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Trying to buy a PDF version software. What's the name of it? Acrobat...?
You did the translation part. Now you have to convert MS Word version to PDF version. Do you charge the client(or translation company) for this separately? If so, how much is it usually?
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Adobe Acrobat Jan 4, 2006

Hello

There are several different ones, one called Adobe Acrobat 7.0, but there's also Adobe Acrobat Elements. Check out their website at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/main.html.

I think you should charge them something for the conversion, especially if you have to buy the software. Perhaps charge them for the time spent? It's not very difficult to do it once you install the software, it should take you only a few minutes. $5-$15??? anyone else have any ideas?

Good luck
Becky


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Suneng Suchoow PRC
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In my oppinion,it should be charged saperately Jan 5, 2006

I think it should be saperately charged,because the convertion between M S and PDF is a bit complicated during the operation although you have installed the relavent software. Of course,in order to work out some problem smoothly,it is quite necessary to use this product.
When I do translation affairs,the software that I use is the Version 10, the Solid Convert PDF and so on.
Best regards,
Gary


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PDF version software/work charged separately? Jan 5, 2006

I wouldn't charge anything just for creating a PDF. You can export to PDF easily from pretty well any Linux application, and you can use OpenOffice.org for example on Windows.

On the other hand, there's more to creating a PDF to a professional standard than simply exporting it from your word processor. It means getting into the area of DTP work and should be charged for accordingly, but very few translators (myself included) have the competence or inclination to offer that kind of service.

Marc


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Agree with Marc Jan 5, 2006

The conversion itself only takes few seconds.
But there are different flavours of PDF (with different settings), so it really depends on what the final PDF file will be intended for - final print (watch out for image and font options)? Internal proofing cycle? publishing in Internet (this may require setting links and bookmarks)?...
As usual, the best source of information is your client.
If the PDF is to be used for final high-end print, the safest thing would be to let the client do this, as you might run into expensive problems if you set the wrong image compression or resolution, or wrong font embedding option.

Roberta

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OpenOffice.org on Windows? Jan 5, 2006

Thanks for your info. How do you do with OpenOffice.org on Windows?

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Internet site(in MS word) converting into PDF. Jan 5, 2006

Thanks for your info.

It's internet sites copied into MS Word, which I have to convert into Adobe Acrobat.


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Thanks Jan 5, 2006

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Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or 10 Jan 5, 2006

Thanks. Have to find out which one - 7.0 or 10

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Hi Jan 5, 2006

To create PDF files you do not necessarily need buying the full version of Adobe Acrobat. Please consider using other resources, many of which are free. A long list of programs may be found here:

http://pdf-magic.com/f/howtomakeapdffile/

http://www.pdfzone.com/

http://www.planetpdf.com/

For advanced users:
http://e.webring.com/hub?ring=pdfz




To learn more about PDF files please see this article:
http://www.proz.com/doc/128


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OpenOffice.org on Windows Jan 5, 2006

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Thanks for your info. How do you do with OpenOffice.org on Windows?


File > Export as PDF

Marc


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Thanks again, Natalie. After PDF conversion, adjustment needed? Jan 5, 2006

I downloaded deskPDF from http://pdf-magic.com/f/howtomakeapdffile/

Clicked on the icon created from this. There was a message popping up saying "convert with PDF" by right-click. But after that I was lead to the product survey, which I ignored, then I got to save as PDF by "Save" window popped up. The result was an excellent PDF version. But the coversion isn't not same as the MS Word file (the lay out got different). When you convert from MS word to PDF, you need adjustment?


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PDF software purchase needed Jan 5, 2006

Depending on each free application, the layout can be changed when converted.

When converted with the free ones, each page has the application company name on (until the purchase is made).


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PDF version software/work charged separately? Jan 6, 2006

Profile wrote:

When converted with the free ones, each page has the application company name on (until the purchase is made).


OpenOffice.org is free but does not add any company information to the PDF.

Marc


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deskPDF combined with openoffice.org Jan 6, 2006

I downloaded deskPDF from http://pdf-magic.com/f/howtomakeapdffile/, which combined with openoffice.org

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