Conversion of PDF and image files to editable formats for beginners

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Software, tools & computing
Productivity tools
OCR conversion
Services and specialization
MS Office tools

Course summary
Start time:Nov 12, 2014 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:If you receive a lot of documents in non-editable formats and you are tired of being unable to use CAT tools for them and of preparing target files from scratch — join us! You will surely find some clever solutions to these issues.
Description
During this course you will learn:
- What OCR is and how it works;
- How to prepare documents for conversion;
- How to make the best of editing options offered by OCR software to obtain best possible result;
- What obstacles must be dealt with in the target document so that your client was satisfied.

Prerequisites
You do not need to have any specific tools to participate.
Program
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1. Introduction to OCR software (all examples during the course will be shown in ABBY FineReader soft)
2. Why customers are not willing to receive post-OCR documents? Comparing results of simple conversion to conversion preceded by appropriate adjustments.
3. Improving quality of scanned documents.
4. Editing options offered by OCR tool (here ABBY FineReader) and their impact on the final outcome:
- marking options (tables, images etc.)
- toolbar options (dictionaries, text orientation etc.)
- user patterns to improve quality
and others
5. Errors that ofter occur in the target test:
- extra spaces
- text boxes
- corrupted tables
The focus here will be punt on what you can do from the OCR software, this is why, the errors that are usually found in MS Word target files will be shown and discussed in terms of how to solve them but there will be no step by step (interface-supported) instruction of how to do it.
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Price: 25.00 USD
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Trainer
Anna Fitak    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Anna Fitak is a freelance technical and software translator and outsourcer. A PhD in social sciences , doctoral student of linguistics and computer engineering. For 5 years she has been giving lectures to MTA students and attendees of numerous translation-related conferences. With over 8-year experience in translation she belongs to teams that provide translation for leading software, electronics and industrial equipment manufacturers. With basically no philological background she successfully established her business on her own. Keen CAT user and computer lover. Enjoys constructing useless electrical devices and learning programming languages.
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