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Iniziatore argomento: Lais Lewicki
| | Lais Lewicki
Local time: 21:58
Da Inglese a Portoghese
I often get asked to translate updated versions of contracts and agreements, so I need a good tool to compare PDFs without needing to convert them to word files first.
I know that Workshare Compare does that beautifully, but it does not count how many new words there are in the document.
Does anyone know a PDF comparison tool that does so?
Counting the new words in a document faster would help me give my clients an accurate quotation on the work. As I would only have to translate those words.
Thanks in advance!
| | VIP9N
Local time: 03:58
Da Russo a Inglese
| Workshare Compare first, and then delete irrelevant || Jul 16 |
Lais Lewicki wrote:
I know that Workshare Compare does that beautifully, but it does not count how many new words there are in the document...
I use Workshare Compare for these purposes. And compare what it can compare, not only pdfs.
When the comparison is completed, I simply save it as a Word-file. Then I open it in Word, go to Find & Replace and start deleting "unnecessary" fonts, i.e. black (unchanged text), red (deleted text) and green (relocated text, RGB 0, 192, 0). I choose the required font colour and replace it with nothing.
As a result, I have pages of dark blue colour text (a new or added text), which I then count and tell the client an approximate number of text to translate.
This method is rather accurate, but not over-precise. For example, Word does not delete black footnotes, but usually the number of their characters either too insignificant, or you can remove them manually.
This is how I do it.
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