Many products purchased these days are made in countries where the language is not the same as yours. When it comes to clothes and shoes you don’t usually need a manual to describe how to wear them, as it’s pretty obvious. However, it’s not just clothes and shoes that we buy! Most electronics and electrical appliances are produced overseas too. If the product needs a description to help the user learn how to use it correctly, a manual often accompanies it. This is either in paper form or it can be downloaded online. When it’s found online and it’s not in your language you may want to get it translated so it is of some use to you.
How to quickly translate a PDF document into your own language
Google Translate is a much used program for translating a variety of documents and includes a PDF translator too. You simply upload your document on the Google Translate webpage you then choose the language pair and press the translate button. Google Translate is not known for its accuracy and will never be as good as a professional human PDF translator.
There is another option called Translator Toolkit which is also from Google. You can get documents translated as well as editing the material that has been translated afterwards. Microsoft has a free translation option too. This can be used with all your current Office programs.
Beware of an online translator’s pitfalls
It may seem easy to use Google Translate as it only takes a click to get the translation done. However, the original format of the document is lost in the process. The translation emerges as plain text. For most translations the client needs the document to remain in its original format. This amongst other things shows the document is genuine.
There are other online programs that can do the job and are able to translate the same number of languages and the translated document does not change its formatting. In the end these types of tools don’t take into account the target audience and their specific characteristics. This could be little use in a manual that has the role of trying to explain how a new electronic device should be used.
Use a human PDF translator
Everyone is trying to get goods and services at the lowest price possible. For some things there are no doubt bargains but when it comes to getting an exact translation of a manual, accuracy itself is important. You will need the manual so that you know how to use the device or appliance. If the PDF document is not in your language you should not hesitate, but contact Cinch Translations who have experienced PDF translators available to translate your PDF documents accurately. They have an enviable reputation for providing perfect translations where no formatting is lost and the source document and its translation is returned to you in perfect condition with the translation you ordered. You can’t expect more than that.
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