Translating PDF Files with Wordfast Pro

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Wordfast Pro comes bundled with a PDF converter that automatically converts live PDFs to a Microsoft Word document when imported into Wordfast Pro. A live PDF means you can open it in a PDF viewer, select text, copy, and paste it somewhere else. The PDF converter in Wordfast Pro attempts to replicate as best as possible the layout, formatting, and fonts of the PDF.

Dead PDFs, on the other hand, originate from scanned images or photos and the text cannot be selected. For dead PDFs, you can use our free online tool Wordfast Word Count or Wordfast Anywhere to convert the files before importing into Wordfast Pro. Initially, Wordfast Word Count was meant to count the words in your documents using the same word count methodology as Wordfast. However, it will also convert PDF files into DOCX files.