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Converting a “dead” PDF to Word with Wordfast Anywhere

Update: a more recent version of this video was made in June 2016. The new video matches the current user interface of Wordfast Anywhere, which has changed significantly since October 2011.

Translators often need to convert scanned PDF’s (also known as “dead” PDF’s) into Word documents in order to be able to translate them. Dedicated OCR programs like FineReader or OmniPage can cost hundreds of euros. Wordfast Anywhere will do it for free: just log in to your free account at www.freetm.com (create one if needed) and upload your PDF. It is a good idea to create a translation memory with the source language matching the language of your PDF: this will allow Wordfast Anywhere to use a dictionary in the appropriate language and increase the recognition accuracy.

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Convert a dead PDF with Wordfast Anywhere (2016 edition)

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