how to convert mac files to pc files
Thread poster: xxxBrandis
xxxBrandis
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Sep 10, 2007

Hi!
These days we are getting projects in book translations, projects are of mid-range in nature. But the problem is we are getting pre-set .pdf done on MAC ready for heidelberger .pdf engines and printing machines. Initially we thought we could do OCR and copy edit, finish in trados and convert to .pdf for the screen and send. Now the client wants print-ready for mac. How to convert these files from 7 to 8 bit and back from 8 to 7 bit ascii. Does any one have a clue. I would be much obliged for the right technical hint. Best regards, Brandis


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Do you also have a Mac? Sep 10, 2007

If you can extract the text into Word for Macintosh (being sure to save the file with the proper .doc or .rtf filename extension), you should be able to open the Word file on a PC with little or no formatting trouble. Word detects the platform on which the file was created and compensates for the difference in character sets, unless you use something really odball like the "Apple" icon character.

[Edited at 2007-09-10 17:52]


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xxxBrandis
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Hey hats off Sep 10, 2007

Steven Capsuto wrote:

If you can extract the text into Word for Macintosh (being sure to save the file with the proper .doc or .rtf filename extension), you should be able to open the Word file on a PC with little or no formatting trouble. Word detects the platform on which the file was created and compensates for the difference in character sets, unless you use something really odball like the "Apple" icon character.

[Edited at 2007-09-10 17:52]
that is really great of you to come forward with a suggestion. I shall look into it in the next few heurs and report the result. Brandis


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