SDL Trados Studio 2015 + pdf bilingual documents
Thread poster: silvia72

silvia72  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:32
English to Italian
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Jan 30, 2016

I am having troubles with a bilingual pdf document composed of two columns: source and target Language. Only a few lines of the document need to be translated.
The Studio converter cannot recognize the difference and puts the two languages in the source Language column. I tried to translate the sdlxliff document anyway, but in the final target document the two languages were mixed.
The same occurred with the .doc document I imported in Studio, after having converted it using ABBYY.
Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you for your reply!


Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 03:32
English to Russian
Bad news Jan 30, 2016

Hi Silvia,
unfortunately there is no way to do what you expect.
You can ocr your pdf into two docx files (source column and target column each in an individual file) and then align them if you definitely need all text to import into TM.
If you don't need all text in TM, you can consider to extract untranslated cells (after ocring) and translate them.
For Studio's ocr, any pdf is just a picture. Where you see different/logically separated columns in different languages, ocr engine (not only in Studio) sees just vertical/horizontal lines and letters between them.

[Edited at 2016-01-30 20:37 GMT]


silvia72  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:32
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SDL trados studio 20015 + pdf bilingun files Jan 30, 2016

Thank You very much For your reply Stepan!
I think I'd better ask the customer to supply an editable version.
Anyway thanks!


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