Multilingual PDFs explained
We understand your concerns about Multilingual PDFs and hope to answer them here. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Question: Will the Multilingual PDF contain “Google” quality translations?
Answer: No. The translations are carried out previously by highly-qualified and experienced professionals (native speakers of the target language). The process will be the same as all other projects handled by QuickSilverTranslate.com
Question: Can I send a Multilingual PDF via e-mail? Will the recipient be able to see the translations?
Answer: Yes, all the translations are contained within the Multilingual PDF so that they can be read by the recipient, even if they are offline.
Question: Can I send a Multilingual PDF to the printer? What language will it print to?
Answer: Yes, you can send it to your printer just like a normal PDF. It will be printed in whichever language you have selected at the time.
Question: How big is a Multilingual PDF? Will it be considerably larger than a normal PDF?
Answer: Not usually. What makes a file huge is the resolution of graphics and photographs, but text (and therefore translations) doesn’t. A Multilingual PDF stores graphics and photographs only once. This keeps the file practically as small as the original, monolingual version.
Question: How expensive is a Multilingual PDF?
Answer: The minimum price is €150. Typically, this will be a single file in two languages and a maximum of four pages. For more files, languages or pages, we would need to analyse it and prepare a quote. You can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: Do I have to use QuickSilverTranslate’s translation service or can I have a Multilingual PDF with my own translations?
Answer: You can send us your original file (in PDF format or otherwise) and your existing translation, and we will combine them into a Multilingual PDF for you.
Question: Can QuickSilverTranslate.com help me with layout/desktop publishing?
Answer: Yes, we can help you design or modify your original file, extract text, translate and lay the translations out, anything you need! Just write to email@example.com
Question: Is the Multilingual PDF editable?
Answer: No, it is not editable by the user.
Question: What document formats can I convert into a Multilingual PDF?
Answer: We can convert practically anything into a Multilingual PDF, but the more usual formats are MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
Question: Can I read a Multilingual PDF directly in my browser?
Answer: Normally yes, provided that you set the Adobe PDF Reader as your default PDF reader. It is usually best to download the file and use a compatible reader such as Adobe Acrobat or PDF Reader (download here for free)