Michelle Ningyu wrote:
This might sound like a beginner's question, but it really bothers me....
I tried to open a PDF file that has already been saved in my computer from SDL Trados 2009, however when I click "open file" all that is available for me to open are Word files? How come I cannot see my PDF file? Did I not set up something beforehand??
Help please, I've got a job due tomorrow. Thought it was easy, but looks like it's not, at least for me.....
Many thanks in advance. Any assistance or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
This is absolutely normal. When you open a PDF file, it gets converted to Word as you cannot edit directly a PDF file. Studio extracts the text from your PDF document (in the same way as any other PDF conversion tool would do) and generates a Word document, which you can then translate. What you deliver is a Word document as it is technically impossible to edit a PDF document and save it again as PDF.
Try to do a preview in the Editor, it will open the file in Word.