Best OCR and translator program
Thread poster: Traducción Global Vida Sapir

Traducción Global Vida Sapir
Mexico
Local time: 23:08
Jan 25

Hello, I'm looking for a program that contains an OCR that converts the PDF into Word (maintaining the same format) and also translates the document for you. I know that Abby Fine Reader converts PDF's to Word, but doesn't translate the document. I would like the translated document to keep its original format. Many thanks.

 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:08
Member (2007)
English
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Aren't you the translator? Jan 25

Traducción Global Vida Sapir wrote:
I would like the translated document to keep its original format. Many thanks.

Most of the CAT tools will handle PDF files, I believe. It's only the very basic ones like Wordfast Classic that don't. I know Wordfast Pro and SDL Trados do. And so does the free Wordfast Anywhere. Mind you, I don't know how good a job they do with the formatting. I have Abbyy PDF Converter: sometimes it works well and other times it's rubbish.

But I'm concerned at this idea of a computer program translating the file for you. A lot of them will populate the target file with output from Google Translate or similar, but you can't call that a translation. It's your job to provide that.


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:08
Spanish to English
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Moon on a stick Jan 25

I use Nitro Pro for OCR and PDF conversion. However, after that I'm on my own and I have to cobble my translations together myself...

 

Roy Williams  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 06:08
German to English
Try Small Pdf Jan 26

I've had good results here https://smallpdf.com/. It converts Pdf to Word and other formats as well. With the free version, you can
convert two files per hour. It does a really good job of maintaining the formatting of the original document. The downside though, it cannot convert scanned PDFs

[Edited at 2018-01-26 10:44 GMT]


 


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