Looking for a program for translating/editing patent figures
Thread poster: Martina Kichler

Martina Kichler
Austria
Local time: 16:35
English to German
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Nov 21, 2018

Hello everyone,

I translate a lot of patents and very often I have to translate figures/drawings that include text. The figures are provided as pdf picture images, so there is no way to mark the text or OCR the page. I am looking for an easy pdf editor, where I can open several pdf pages at a time, quickly replace the text in the figures, and also write vertical text. Does anyone have a suggestion? I tried with inkscape, abby, PDFescape, Adobe Acrobat, but nothing works 100%.
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Hello everyone,

I translate a lot of patents and very often I have to translate figures/drawings that include text. The figures are provided as pdf picture images, so there is no way to mark the text or OCR the page. I am looking for an easy pdf editor, where I can open several pdf pages at a time, quickly replace the text in the figures, and also write vertical text. Does anyone have a suggestion? I tried with inkscape, abby, PDFescape, Adobe Acrobat, but nothing works 100%.

Thanks a lot in advance
Martina
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Barbara Turchetto  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 16:35
Member (2008)
German to Italian
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Hi, Nov 21, 2018

I work with patents, too and my client requires me to convert the .pdf in .jpg and work with paint. It's rather boring job, but so far it is the only way I have found.

 

Georgi Kovachev  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
Local time: 17:35
Member (2010)
English to Bulgarian
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Infix PDF Editor Nov 21, 2018

Hi Martina,

You could try Infix PDF Editor. It marks all text boxes within a PDF file.
In my opinion, it is not good for OCR, however.

Cheers,
Georgi


 

Ankita Arora
India
Member (1970)
You can try imgtranslate Jan 18, 2019

Hi Martina,

We are building a tool called imgtranslate which exactly does this. I hope it solves your problem.
you can try it on https://www.imgtranlsate.com


 


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