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.
Q: Will the Multilingual PDF contain “Google” quality translations?
Answer: No. All QuickSilver translations are carried out highly-qualified and experienced professionals (native speakers of the target language). The translation process will be the same as all other projects handled by QuickSilver Translate.
Q: Can I send a Multilingual PDF via e-mail? Will the recipient be able to see the translations?
Answer: Yes, multilingual PDFs are e-mailable! And all the translations are contained within the file — so that they can be read by the recipient, even if they are off-line.
Q: How big is a Multilingual PDF?
Answer: File size is primarily related to the number and resolution of graphics and photographs. However, text requires minimal data (and therefore, less file size). A Multilingual PDF stores graphics and photographs only once. This keeps the file almost as small as the original, monolingual version.
Q: Can I print a Multilingual PDF? What language will it print in?
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.
Q: 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 us here: Contact
Q: I’ve already had my document translated, can I have a Multilingual PDF with my own translations?
Answer: You can send us your original file (ideally in InDesign, but we can also work with PDFs, or other formats), and your existing translations, and we will combine them into a Multilingual PDF for you.
Q: Can Quicksilver Translate 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 us here: Contact
Q: Is the Multilingual PDF editable?
Answer: No, it is not editable by the user.
Q: What document formats can I convert into a Multilingual PDF?
Answer: We can convert practically anything into a Multilingual PDF — InDesign documents work best — but we can also work with MS Word, MS Powerpoint, or Adobe Illustrator.
Q: Can I read a Multilingual PDF directly in my browser?
Answer: No, sadly most web browsers do not currently support this format. It is best to download the file and use Adobe Reader (download it here for free) or another PDF Reader.