PDF File Translation
PDF is most popular file format in the world because it can be viewed for free on any kind of computer, smartphone and tablet. There is no need to purchase any software to view a PDF file, since Adobe distributes the Acrobat Reader for free. Furthermore, PDF files can be viewed in any language, independent of your operating system settings. The main drawback to PDF files is that they are non-editable. So if you want to translate PDF files, you first need to convert them to MS Word format using an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) application.
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How to Translate PDF files for Free
If you don’t want to pay a professional translation company, you can translate your PDF files using machine translation software like Google Translate. You will first need to convert the PDF to an editable file format.
There are both free and paid software applications that can convert PDF files to text, RTF or MS Word format. One of the best paid applications for PDF file conversion is Adobe’s own ExportPDF. This is a cloud-based solution which starts at about $2 per month. It converts PDF files very well, retaining the original page layout very well in most cases. Another paid product is ABBYY PDF Transformer. One of the free solutions for converting your PDF file to editable format is Google Drive.
But even these applications do not always retain the page layout of the original PDF file. Some work will be required if you need the page layout to be the exact same as the original.