Trados 2011 - how to save translation into txt if source is pdf
Thread poster: Tomasz Jurek

Tomasz Jurek  Identity Verified
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Mar 8, 2013

I'm new to Trados and can't seem to find an answer for this.

My source files are pdf manuals with drawings and the outcome documents a word file which is badly formatted. The client would rather have a txt file and format everything themselves.

Is there a way to import a pdf and then save it into a txt file?

Thanks in advance for any help.



Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
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Word Mar 8, 2013

Open the file in Word and Save As txt.




Tomasz Jurek  Identity Verified
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Doesnt' quite work Mar 8, 2013

the documents trados produces in word include strange formatting that brakes the whole thing when I try to do what you said.

[Edited at 2013-03-08 16:28 GMT]


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The process would be... Mar 8, 2013

... if you don;t have a better PDF Converter like Abbyy for example

1. Open the PDF in Studio and immediately save the target. This gives you the Word file
2. Open the Word file and remove all formatting
3. Now save as TXT or just translate the format free Word file

There are some handy tips on dealing with a PDF here:




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