Translating a PDF with MemoQ 2014
Thread poster: Lucia Messuti

Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 16:05
Member (2003)
English to Italian
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Jul 11

Hi Collegues,

I'm trying to import a Pdf file to be translated. How can I manage it?

Thanks
Lucia


 

Mostafa Kamel
Egypt
Local time: 16:05
the best way in my opinion Aug 23

convert it into word formate ( with adobe pro or Abby converter .. etc )

 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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OCR Aug 23

First, the PDF format is for publishing, not for modifications--why not ask the client for an editable version? It does take extra time and efforts, so many translators charge extra for DTP--especially for complicated formats (charts, columns, forms, etc).

Usually there're two PDF types: (1) with a text layer (where one could select or even search words or save as a plain text) and (2) a 'dead' one (where only scanned images).

I used to OCR (digitize into a text file) via FineReader, yet now I prefer either to ask the client, or convert via WordFast Anywhere (freetm.com). However, even for relatively simple layouts it does require some cleaning up, specially with truncated lines/segments and malformatted sections.


 

Lucia Messuti  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 16:05
Member (2003)
English to Italian
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OCR is the best solution Aug 23

Thanks for your tips.

In the end I used Abby Fine Reader to ocr the file and the result was quite good with a quite definitive layout.


 


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