If the PDF filter is set to Default, a file can only be used for analysis purposes.
If you translate such imported PDF files in Memsource and then export as Completed, you will get an unformatted TXT file, containing merely the plain text imported from the PDF.
The following warning is displayed when you attempt at opening a job created from such PDF file in the Memsource Web Editor or Memsource Editor.
Integration with TransPDF
Memsource allows the import of PDF files for translating purposes through our integration with TransPDF. This feature requires you to first create an account with TransPDF. To create an account, please go to TransPDF and follow the instructions given there.
Use of TransPDF is free unless you want to download a final PDF of your translation.
Final PDFs are charged on a per-page basis using pre-paid credits. Users are given some free credits when they sign up. However, after using them, you need to buy credits on your TransPDF account page to be able to download the Completed File - the final PDF. The standard price per page is EUR 0.50. However, TransPDF offer substantial discounts for larger purchases of credits - if you purchase 1,000 credits and above, the price drops to 15¢ per page.
There is also a 1-credit charge to generate an XLIFF from a PDF. This is refunded when the XLIFF is downloaded as a final PDF - the fee for one page of every PDF imported is deducted from the final cost. When importing one or more PDFs you need to make sure that you have enough credit to cover this 1-credit charge for each of the files.
After you have created your account with TransPDF, go to Setup in your Memsource account and click on TransPDF in the Integrations section. Enter your TransPDF Username and Password and click on Save.
Before importing your PDF file to your project, choose the TransPDF filter in the File Import Settings.
The PDF files can be opened and translated in both Web and Desktop Editor. Please note that free previews (Document - Preview Translation) from both editors give watermarked PDF files with the list detailing any formatting problems and other issues which can be dealt with following the instructions given there.
The Completed File downloaded from your Memsource account is the final PDF. It is subject to payment and, therefore, we recommend previewing the completed files before actually downloading them.
TransPDF limit the number of documents in each account to 50 - if you have used up that limit, login to your TransPDF account and delete the files you no longer need.
The TransPDF service processes also scanned PDFs via OCR. If you import any scanned PDF (with the TransPDF filter selected in the File Import Settings), it is OCR processed during the import and you may proceed to the translation of your documents immediately upon the import.
TransPDF requires up-front payment for OCR processing. However, there are no additional charges for downloading the final PDF once you have completed your translation.
TransPDF processes scanned PDFs via OCR if the PDF contains scanned texts only. Otherwise, only the proper PDF texts contained in such document will be imported.