Is it possible to translate whole PDF files while keeping their original formatting?
Yes. By using real-time PDF translation, you can translate whole PDF files with just a few clicks, keeping all formatting and images in place. The number of document translations available per month depends on your subscription plan.
Real-time PDF translation is available for both free users and Pro subscribers. The web translator, desktop apps, and the API all support this feature.
Previously, DeepL used an Adobe API to convert PDF content to formatted text and then to convert translated documents back to PDFs. As this conversion process used the infrastructure of Adobe Inc. in the U.S., PDF files and translated documents were ultimately sent to Adobe Inc. for conversion.
For data protection reasons, your confirmation that you intended to translate the PDF file by using the Adobe API was necessary for each uploaded PDF document.
Please note that no authorization is needed to use the PDF translation feature. Team administrators don’t need to activate the feature for their team members. It is enabled by default for all users.
You can translate entire PDF files by opening the document translation area:
- In the web translator, click on Translate files
- In the DeepL for Windows app, click on Translate files
- In the DeepL for Mac app, click on Documents
If you want to translate text extracted from PDF files without retaining the formatting or if you encountered quality issues when translating a PDF file, please read this article.