Translating a pdf file with SDL Trados Studio 2009
Thread poster: Barbara Trespidini

Barbara Trespidini  Identity Verified
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Dec 5, 2012

Hello everyone,
I have been asked to translate a .pdf file using SDL Trados 2009.
The client sent me the project package with the .xliff file and the TM.
I can translate the file without any problems, but unfortunately when I open it, the following message is displayed:

"This file was created using a file type definition which does not exist on your system (PDF v. 2000). The following functionality will be restricted or unavailable: saving, verification, quick tags and preview."

This means that, even if I can save the file, I can't create a clean file at the end of the translation.

Moreover, I am expected to deliver a final .doc file, and I really don't kwow how to do that, considering that the source file is a .pdf file.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance,
Barbara

[Edited at 2012-12-05 08:15 GMT]


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Ask for a Project Package Dec 5, 2012

Hi Barbara,
I think that having only the SDLXLIFF file will not be enough. You should ask the client to provide you with a complete Project Package. That should be working.


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Barbara Trespidini  Identity Verified
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project package Dec 5, 2012

I have been given a complete Project Package, maybe the .pdf source file used to create the package is corrupted, or not compatible with my PC or with the software installed on my PC.

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Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Scanned PDF? Dec 6, 2012

Hi Barbara,

First, please don't open new threads on the same subject, because that will only lead to confusion.

Second, have you checked whether the PDF is a scanned image? If it is, Studio won't be able to process it.

Regarding your question on how to save a PDF file in doc format in Studio: Well, Studio does that automatically. It converts the PDF to docx and then to SDLXLIFF so that you can translate it in the Editor window. So then you simply save as docx when you have finished the translation.

Jayne Fox describes the process here:
http://foxdocs.biz/BetweenTranslations/how-to-use-trados-studio-as-a-pdf-converter/

HTH,
Emma

Edited to add:
I see from your second thread that you are using Studio 2009 and your agency 2011. They need to use the option to create a package for 2009 as their first step. Maybe it would be worth checking that they did do this?


[Edited at 2012-12-06 09:34 GMT]


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Barbara Trespidini  Identity Verified
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Studio 2009 versus Studio 2011? Dec 6, 2012

Hi Emma,

First, are you a Proz coordinator?

Second, the PDF file is not a scanned image.

I have been given the converted SDLxliff file, but the problem is that I CAN'T save the file at the end because the operation "save target as" is forbidden and I receive an error message.

I will take into consideration your final suggestion.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Barbara Dec 6, 2012

Barbara Trespidini wrote:

Hi Emma,

First, are you a Proz coordinator?



Emma is absolutely right: it is highly advisable to check the existing threads before opening a new one on the same topic.

Thank you.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Misunderstanding Dec 6, 2012

Hi Barbara,

I believe all this is a misunderstanding: one of the forum rules reads: Postings should not be made more than once. Do not post the same topic multiple times or to multiple forums. http://www.proz.com/siterules/forum/3#3

Hopefully, the misunderstanding is now settled.

Natalia


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Tolstyy
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Same error Apr 1, 2015

Hi Barbara,

I am getting exactly the same error. Did you mange to sort out yours?

Thanks!

Alex


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