August 26, 2009 02:16:57
Posted By P & L Blog
Everyone loves PDF files, right? Although I have nothing against them, they are not the best way to send us the document you want translated. Here's why.
Translations estimates are prepared based on the number of words in your original, or source, document. Some PDF files can be copied and pasted into Word to determine the number of words that will need to be translated. The problem is that the original formatting is often lost (imagine your paragraphs being copied in a random order), and photo captions, or headlines may not appear at all. Other PDF files do not allow any copying at all.
Send your file in the original format you used to create the layout. That way no one will need to recreate your layout from scratch. The translation can be placed correctly within your layout, captions and all, saving you both time and money.
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