Tag: PDF Translation

Document Cleaner: Get Rid of Too Many Tags

Document Cleaner: Get Rid of Too Many Tags

When you open a document in a CAT tool (e.g. memoQ, Trados, Wordfast, etc.), you might notice too many tags in some segments; such files are usually converted from PDF sources. Incorrect formatting causes many problems in translation, especially if translation is done using CAT tools, creating excessive tags, which makes it hard to translate the text. There are a few methods to safely remove as many of these unnecessary tags as possible while retaining formatting and layout.

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Word Count Using CountFast OR CountOnIt

Word Count Using CountFast OR CountOnIt

Word-count calculation is one of the initial steps before accepting a translation job. Although the most accurate way would be to use “Analysis” or “Statistics” features offered by TEnTs (a.k.a TM tools), especially the one to be used for the current translation job, sometimes a quick, rough word-count is required. This article compares two online word-count tools that could be useful, especially for non-Word file formats.

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Removing Superfluous Tags Using CodeZapper

Removing Superfluous Tags Using CodeZapper

When you open a document in a CAT tool, you might notice too many superfluous tags; such files are usually converted from an PDF sources.

CodeZapper is a macro that prepares Word documents for translation. It is designed to prevent the proliferation of useless formatting tags in translation tools. Really useful for documents converted from PDF.

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Converting “editable” PDF files using Wordfast Pro

Converting “editable” PDF files using Wordfast Pro

By an “editable PDFs”, we refer to PDF files that include selectable text; they are not scanned images.

Just open the PDF file in Wordfast Pro, even the demo mode. This will generate a formatted *.doc file in the same folder as the source *.pdf. You can translate the generated *.doc file using any CAT tool.

The PDF conversion feature is part of Wordfast Pro for Windows.

In this video, by CATguru, you will learn how to convert editable PDF documents into translatable text using Wordfast Pro.

 

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