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One of our banking clients asked us to translate a large batch of PDF files generated using accounting software. The documents contained many tables, and most pages were divided into two columns.
Our client wanted the source and target files to be flawless and identical in terms of format, page layout and fonts. The problem was that the native files had been generated using a different software application, so converting the PDFs into Word documents for translation meant that we had to redo the page layout manually.
First, we took a close look at the PDF source files to determine the following:
Once we were done importing and installing the required fonts in Word and taking all the measurements, we converted the files and removed all formatting from the generated files (e.g., section breaks, headers and footers, and character, line and paragraph spacing).
After completing that time-consuming step, we applied the new formatting to the first few documents to create templates that we later used for similar files in the batch.
The document management and formatting component of the project took a total of 37 hours—in addition to translation and revision—but we delivered on all fronts, and our client was thrilled to receive flawless documents ready for release.