Katalin Horvath McClure wrote:
I think these options only work if the PDF is something that was created from a word or similar editor, and not a scanned hardcopy.
Scanned hardcopies must be OCR-ed, and there is no guarantee that would work, unless the hardcopy is very clear and has high resolution.
Yes, it is indeed so. And more than this, I always recommend running the OCR process in an external application (e.g. ABBYY Fine Reader) and doing some post-processing of the resulting Word document before loading it into Trados to get rid of some unnecessary formatting. I'm quite old-fashioned and I don't like it when computers try to do anything beyond my control.