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.pdf file conversion to .doc(x)
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SantiFacchin (X)
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May 12, 2011

Hello and thanks for your time! During the last few days I've been trying to convert a .pdf file to .docx (or .doc) using some of the converters you can find on the net but the results I got weren't "handy" (missing or overlapped lines, etc.). Am I supposed to extract first the main text and then insert the pictures and tables once I translated it, or should I be able to work with Trados and Word directly so in the end I won't need to do the formatting? By the way, I'm using SDL Trados 2007 9.0 and Office 2010. The converter I've been working with is SolidConverterPDF. Thanks in advance!

 

Michael J.H. Davies  Identity Verified
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PDF to DOC(X) conversion May 12, 2011

I use the following alternative tools to convert PDF doc's. to DOC format:
- Free PDF to Word DOC converter (http://www.hellopdf.com/);
- Wordfast Anywhere (http://anywhere.wordfast.com/) - free to use.

If you are still having problems, you could try one (or both) of these possibilities.

Kind regards,

Michael J.H. Davies
MJD Translating


 

SantiFacchin (X)
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I tried the first one... May 12, 2011

Thank you Michael for your support, I have tried the first one and it works perfectly fine. I'm still having some minor formatting issues, not because of the conversion software but the .pdf file. This is it:

http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d682.full.pdf

As you can see, there are tables and graphics which won't keep the original format after conversion. Nevertheless, I can manage with it.

Best regards,

Santiago.


 

Antoní­n Otáhal
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infix? May 13, 2011

I had a look at your file and it seems to be suitable the "infix workflow": convert to xml in Infix, translate the xmle, and finally re-create the pdf from xml.

Antonin


 

Daniel Grau  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Another one May 13, 2011

OCR Terminal works over the web and it's free for 20 pages per month. It's Abbyy-based, so it's good:

https://www.ocrterminal.com

It converts imaged-text (i.e., pictures of text, much like a fax) into regular text via OCR.

If your PDFs contain accessible text (which you can copy through the clipboard), the following FREE service does an excelent job with tables, even preserving shaded backgrounds and seldom miscombining cells:

http://www.proz.com/forum/software_applications/198871-what_is_in_your_experience_the_best_ocr_software_nowadays.html

http://www.pdftoword.com

[Edited at 2011-05-13 08:29 GMT]


 

Michael J.H. Davies  Identity Verified
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Wordfast Anywhere - PDF conversion May 13, 2011

Hola Santiago,

He trasvasado tu documento antes de cargarlo en Wordfast Anywhere y convertirlo en RTF que he cargado al URL siguiente de donde puedes trasvasarlo: http://projekt.mjd-translate.dk/Test-PDF/ .

El documento RTF puedes convertir en -DOC o -DOCX con ayuda de WORD. Se puede que debes editarlo después para arreglarlo en final. Me parece que las tablas son correctamente convertidas.


¡Buena suerte!

Cordialmente,

Michael


[Edited at 2011-05-13 09:59 GMT]


 

SantiFacchin (X)
Local time: 04:46
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OCR Terminal May 13, 2011

Daniel Grau wrote:

OCR Terminal works over the web and it's free for 20 pages per month. It's Abbyy-based, so it's good:

https://www.ocrterminal.com

It converts imaged-text (i.e., pictures of text, much like a fax) into regular text via OCR.

If your PDFs contain accessible text (which you can copy through the clipboard), the following FREE service does an excelent job with tables, even preserving shaded backgrounds and seldom miscombining cells:

http://www.proz.com/forum/software_applications/198871-what_is_in_your_experience_the_best_ocr_software_nowadays.html

http://www.pdftoword.com

[Edited at 2011-05-13 08:29 GMT]


Thank you Daniel, I'll give it a try this weekend and post the results.


 

SantiFacchin (X)
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3.0? May 13, 2011

Antoní­n Otáhal wrote:

I had a look at your file and it seems to be suitable the "infix workflow": convert to xml in Infix, translate the xmle, and finally re-create the pdf from xml.

Antonin


I got Infix 3.0. Is it the latest version? Anyway, I might not have time today as I'm working on something else but tomorrow I'll be working on it. Thank you.

Best regards.


 

Antoní­n Otáhal
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Infix version May 14, 2011



I got Infix 3.0. Is it the latest version?

Best regards.


Mine is 4.30

Antonin


 

Michael J.H. Davies  Identity Verified
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Did you try this, Santiago? May 16, 2011

Michael J.H. Davies wrote:

Hola Santiago,

He trasvasado tu documento antes de cargarlo en Wordfast Anywhere y convertirlo en RTF que he cargado al URL siguiente de donde puedes trasvasarlo: http://projekt.mjd-translate.dk/Test-PDF/ .

El documento RTF puedes convertir en -DOC o -DOCX con ayuda de WORD. Se puede que debes editarlo después para arreglarlo en final. Me parece que las tablas son correctamente convertidas.


¡Buena suerte!

Cordialmente,

Michael


[Edited at 2011-05-13 09:59 GMT]


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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@Antoní­n May 16, 2011

Hello Antoní­n,

Just out of curiosity, do you use memoQ?

I am trying to figure out how to create an XML definition file (DTD) so as to import the XML files created by Infix from a PDF into memoQ optimally for translation.

Michael


 

Antoní­n Otáhal
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memoQ May 16, 2011

Michael J.W. Beijer wrote:

Just out of curiosity, do you use memoQ?

Michael


I do own it, but my my first-choice tool is Transit.

Antonin


 

SantiFacchin (X)
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Yes, I did! May 16, 2011

Michael J.H. Davies wrote:

Michael J.H. Davies wrote:

Hola Santiago,

He trasvasado tu documento antes de cargarlo en Wordfast Anywhere y convertirlo en RTF que he cargado al URL siguiente de donde puedes trasvasarlo: http://projekt.mjd-translate.dk/Test-PDF/ .

El documento RTF puedes convertir en -DOC o -DOCX con ayuda de WORD. Se puede que debes editarlo después para arreglarlo en final. Me parece que las tablas son correctamente convertidas.


¡Buena suerte!

Cordialmente,

Michael


[Edited at 2011-05-13 09:59 GMT]


Hello Michael, I created a text only MS Word file (no tables, no special formatting) as I only need to translate the main text. Of course then I'll add the tables, change the fonts and layout, etc..

All of you helped me a lot, I really appreciate it. I'm a student and so far I haven't learned how to use all the resources and tools available. It is sites like this that enable us to get in touch with talented translators all over the world.


 
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pdf file conversion to .doc(x) Oct 28, 2011

Hi, my friend, i have read some article about pdf to word converter, you can have a try.
It can
* Convert PDF to Word
* Choose whichever pages to be converted
* Convert any PDF document into MS Word document format (RTF or Word)
Besides what mentioned above, a quick Google search turns up the following:how to converting PDF files to Word.
Hope it can do you a favor.


 
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