How Do I Translate A Document

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  1. lou020

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    I have a instruction booklet for a samy auto satellite dish but it's in German. I have scanned it to the computer. Now it's a pdf document, if I try and translate with google it just comes back with a blank page. Anyone know of any other ways. I've googled for a document translator online and tried to various programmes but to no avail. Surely there must be a Straightforward way.
    Anyone done this
     
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    You need to scan it with an optical character reading programme (OCR). This will create a text document you could then work with. There are free OCR programmes available but it isn't always a straightforward process especially if the text is in columns. You also need one ideally which understands German.

    Might be easier Googling for an English instruction book first!
     
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    The only one I can find in English is for the newer model,
    I don't seem to be able to copy & paste it.
    Thanks for your replies
     
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    If you can find the instructions on line you would maybe be able to copy and paste from there or even translate it straight off with google
     
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    Convert the PDF document to a Word document then you should be able to copy and paste the text into a translator :)
     
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    I think the trouble is because I scanned it to the computer, the google translate sees it as a photo or blank paper. I will try as Craig says,,to convert it to text or write it out manually.
    CWH, those instructions are close,, but mine is a different controller, thanks for your time for looking.​
     
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    Might be worth contacting ten Haaft direct then
    ten Haaft GmbH
    Oberer Strietweg 8
    DE-75245 Neulingen-Göbrichen
    Telefon: +49 (0 ) 72 37 / 48 55-0 . Fax: +49 (0 ) 72 37 / 48 55-50
    info@ten-haaft.com . www.ten-haaft.com
    or in the UK
    Oyster Sat-Tech Ltd.
    Unit 5, Hemploe Business Park
    Hemploe Road,
    Welford
    Northants, NN6 6HF
    Tel.: 0044 1858 575 928 . Fax: 0044 1858 575 028
    info@oystersat-tech.co.uk . www.oystersat-tech.co.uk
     
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