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PDF Translator

Translate PDF Files in One Click

Portable Document Format or PDF is the most popular format used for sending business-critical documents but often language barriers can prevent recipients from understanding the contents. With SYSTRAN's PDF Translator you can rapidly grasp the real meaning of your business correspondence. Translate large documents quickly and efficiently!

Translating PDF Files in 3 Easy Steps

PowerPoint Before and After Translation

PDF Converter

How it Works

Take any editable PDF file, select the languages you want to convert it to and click the Translate button. In a few seconds the PDF is translated and saved on your computer as a "RTF" file that you can open in Microsoft Word to view.

The software is designed to retain the original formatting (some restrictions apply) and the results are nothing short of impressive. If you need to convert the new translated document back into a PDF, simply use your own PDF creator software and your formatting will also be retained.

Document Translator

Key Features

  • Translate Full PDF Documents using an easy click-and-go user interface
  • Keep your Original Formatting
  • Create new Presentation file (does not overwrite the original)
  • Duplicates your Images, Text, Charts and More
  • Unsurpassed translation speed!
Translate Sentences, Phrases and Words

Exclusive tools to enhance translation of PDF Files

  • Instant Translation Shortcut Key
    Create a shortcut key that allows instant translations of highlighted text. Excellent for single text boxes that might be on another layer.
  • Instant Review for Alternate Meanings
    Many terms can have alternate translations. Instantly see list of alternates with the ability to choose the correct term.
  • Side by Side Alignment for Proofing and Editing after Conversion
    Use Microsoft's Viewing Tools to align both of your presentations side-by-side for easier proofing and editing. If you have the Professional version you can get perfect alignment with the SYSTRAN Project Manager.
  • Automatic Dictionary Updates
    Keep pace with the constant evolution of language.
  • Localization option
    Choose the geographic region in which the original document was written (like US English vs. UK English).
PDF Information and Questions

Important Information on Translating PDFs

  • PDF files must be Editable
    Your PDF must contain text and not just an image of text and not be password protected.
  • Determine if your PDF is Editable
    You can easily check to see if your PDF file is editable - just open the file and try to select the text with your mouse. If you can select the text, it means it's editable. If you try to select the text and your cursor tries to draw a blue box, then it's not an editable PDF file. You need to use OCR software in order to translate the document.
  • Languages Supported
    Your source PDF must contain Western Character sets. This simply means it must contain standard romanized letters. Example languages would be English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and more.
  • Languages that Require OCR before Translation
    Non-Western Character sets would be languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Arabic. For these languages use OCR or Optical Character Recognition software on the document before you translate it.

Don't wait hours or even days for a translation service to handle time sensitive documents when you can instantly use the Systran PDF Translator !


Desktop Products that Translate PDF Files:


Professional Version

SYSTRAN Professional Translator
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