WinAlign to accept scanned docements
Thread poster: Michaela Bordessoule

Michaela Bordessoule
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Oct 5, 2007

Can scanned document be accepted in TRADOS as a source text, when the target text is written as .doc?

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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NO Oct 5, 2007

Both documents have to be editable text either doc or rtf -format. If you mean with scanned documents a picture of the text like fax or the like, they have to be converted using OCR-software.
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Heinrich


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Michaela Bordessoule
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OCR software Oct 5, 2007

Can you write more about it?

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Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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OCR software Oct 5, 2007

FineReader (my favorite) (www.abbyy.com)
Omnipage (www.nuance.com)
Iris (www.irislink.com)

saludos


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Peter Linton  Identity Verified
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What OCR does Oct 5, 2007

Michaela Bordessoule wrote:
Can you write more about it?

OCR is remarkably useful and clever software.

I use OmniPage from Nuance. It allows you to load a graphics file. It will accept about 20 different formats, notably TIF, BMP, JPG, PDF and if the picture contains text, it will convert this to text in an editable format - RTF or DOC.

Although OCR software is intended to deal with a printed page in a scanner, what amazed me when I first came across OCR is that it will also convert the file directly, without printing it first.

The main use of such software is to convert a graphics PDF file into a text file so that you can translate in a CAT tool like Trados.

Being able to do this gives you a competitive advantage over other less skilled translators.


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