Chris wrote:Taiwan Luthiers wrote:It's difficult to get a word count, if its a scanned PDF.
Can you copy the words out as editable text, or do you have to work off of images?
I make it a policy not to accept files that aren't in some form of editable text. When I translate, I work directly in the file they give me (after making a copy of the original) and I need to be able to hover Dr. Eye over certain terms or paste them into Wenlin or other dictionaries, or Google. I'm fine with Word, OpenOffice, text, .rtf, and even PDF if the content is copyable as text, but I decline images, printouts and handwritten stuff... unless it's reallllly short.
I have gotten a bunch of scanned pdf that aren't editable text. Really hard to get a word count from it, and the trouble with PDF is that the computer seems to struggle with scrolling them, either sideways or up and down, as in the computer needs several seconds to respond to a scroll command, making them really annoying. I don't know if its because the computer sucks, or its because pdf's are inefficient.