hint on any CAT tool for PDF file
Thread poster: surfish
surfish  Identity Verified
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Mar 30, 2004

I have a large PDF file that needs to be translated, but the format seems not work well with most of the CAT tools, especially the segmentation problem. Does any body here have good ideas?

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Search in the ProZ.com forum Mar 30, 2004

Hi "surfish",

This issue (and the related query on how to convert PDF into an editable format) has been discussed numerous times in various forum threads. As the very purpose of PDF is to prevent editing, you cannot use CAT tools to work with a PDF file.

You can use the "Search" function on the left-hand side to search for related threads.

HTH, Ralf


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surfish  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Mar 30, 2004

Now I know conversion into an editable format is necessary before use of a CAT tool.

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Wordfast can translate pdf as such Apr 3, 2004

Of course conversion helps, but wf can handle pdf, at least according to the manual.

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Vesna Zivcic  Identity Verified
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A suggestion Apr 3, 2004

You can use Abbyy FineReader to convert a PDF file to Word or rtf. The resulting file is very neat and presents to my experience no segmentation problems.

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