Category Archives: The Cloud


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Converting a 500-page PDF user manual with TransPDF

Translation expert Gábor Ugray has posted a fascinating series of articles on his blog documenting his efforts to translate an apparently simple iOS app.

We particularly like part 4, in which he uses TransPDF to mine information from existing PDFs to improve the translation process – a use for TransPDF we’d not even considered before.

Along the way, he’s very complimentary about TransPDF –

The really cool thing about TransPDF is that it’s able recreate a fully formatted PDF from the translated XLIFF that you upload… And when I say this is a cool thing, I really mean cool, as in way out there, extraterrestrially cool.

Check out his article which includes links to the entire series.


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Worried about security when translating PDFs?

We know some of our users love the idea of our new PDF translation service – TransPDF, but can’t take the risk of uploading confidential PDFs to a public server.

Others have such high volumes of PDFs to translate, they would need an entire server all to themselves!

We think we now have the answer.
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Memsource integrates with TransPDF.com

We’re pleased to report that on-line translation specialists Memsource have launched an update to their platform which includes direct integration with TransPDF.

Now Memsource 6.0 users can go from PDF->XLIFF->PDF using the combined power of Memsource and TransPDF.com. Users will need to register for a free Transpdf.com account then enter their new account details into the Memsource platform.

Since all new accounts get 50 free pages, some will find that’s plenty for their first PDF translations.

Read the company’s announcement for further details.

Read our own step-by-step guide to using Memsource with TransPDF.

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Iceni’s new service translates your PDFs with the push of a button!

Translating a PDF can be time-consuming, as you’re forced to edit text separately using tools which don’t always retain the right formatting, colours and fonts.

TransPDF.com unlocks the potential of your PDFs, taking your original PDF source, replacing the text with accurate translations from your preferred tools and providing a high quality, ready-to-use document.

Simply upload your PDF through our secure online tool, translate the text and in a matter of seconds TransPDF.com will provide you with a fully formatted, translated PDF document.

Visit TransPDF.com and put us to the test – your first 50 pages are free.


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PDF Functionality within Google Drive

 

Google Drive (previously known as Google Docs) has been through a number of changes and iterations since it went live in 2012, both to design and functionality, including the launch of two Professional Editions, Drive for Work and Drive for Education, in 2014. Comprising of 3 free web-based programs; Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides, these make up Google’s office-suite offering and allow for real-time collaboration and editing with other users that have access to the documents in question. Both desktop and app versions are available, but the app does not allow for download of documents in the same way as desktop; on the app, users can choose to Open files in different programs installed on their devices, and then Save from within those apps. Adobe is one such app, or PDF Reader for Android.

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3 Tips for Using a PDF editor on Documents Downloaded from the Cloud

You’ve been added as a collaborator to a PDF document that currently sits on the cloud, such as on Google Drive or via a program such as Dropbox, but it needs editing or translating and you don’t have access to the original source file. It is possible to download the file, but then you’re stuck because it’s in a PDF format, rendering it unable for editing – or is it! This is where using a fast, reliable and relatively simple-to-use PDF editing program comes in!

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