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How to Translate PDF with Foxit Reader Translate

2021-11-29 13:53:11 • Filed to: Knowledge of PDF • Proven solutions

Foxit Reader is one of the commonly used PDF tools. The software supports more than 30 languages. You can use the software in any of these languages. Or, you can use the Foxit Reader translate feature to translate text in your PDF into another language. Below we will give you a guide how to use the Foxit reader translate plugin, and an alternative to using Foxit.

Can Foxit Reader Translate PDF?

When combined with the Foxit Cloud plug-in, Foxit Reader can translate text to other languages. Foxit supports more than 30 languages, including Arabic, Chines, Portuguese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, and more.

With Foxit Reader, you can translate the text in your PDF to any of the supported languages. And then anyone can read the PDF in their preferred language. Here are two ways you can use the Foxit reader translate feature.

1. Go to Foxit Cloud tab, and click on the Translate button. Highlight the text you want to translate. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the translation text box to adjust language settings.

2. Click on Translate Whole page, and Foxit Cloud will auto-detect the language. To adjust the language settings, click the gear icon, or go to File > Preferences > Foxit Cloud. After you finish with the translation, click the translate button to deactivate.

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How to Translate PDF with Foxit Reader Alternative

Foxit is not the only PDF tool that can help you translate documents. There is always an alternative, and in some cases, the alternative might be better than the original solution. Let's see how you can use PDFelement, a comprehensive PDF tool to translate text.

Step 1: Open the PDF

You can drag and drop any file, be it even image, screen shot, or PDF file. Or you can click on "Open File" in the home menu, and select the file you want to translate.

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Step 2: Perform OCR (If Needed)

If your file is scanned or image-based, the program will ask you to perform OCR. The process will make any text in the document editable and searchable. You can even turn scanned documents into text files.

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Step 3: Copy the Text

Select the text you want to translate with your cursor. Right-click and then click on "Copy Text". You can also use "Ctrl + C".

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Step 4: Translate PDF

Paste the copied text into Google Translate. Choose the language you want to translate into. Click translate, and then copy the text back to any other file.

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As mentioned previously, PDFelement is another PDF tool you can use. As an alternative to Foxit, it comes with a different set of features. Some might say even more robust. For starters, Foxit lacks OCR, a function that you can use to turn any scanned document into editable and searchable text.

It supports both Windows and Mac operating systems. It is one of the easiest and simplest ways to edit, create, and convert PDF files. It features a familiar ribbon design. Anyone that has ever used Microsoft Office will easily get the hang of this program. And speaking of the robust set of features, here is a quick breakdown:

  • Edit PDF texts, images, graphics, and other elements.
  • Create PDF document from file or from scanner.
  • Combine PDF documents into a single PDF file.
  • Alternative, split PDF file into different files.
  • Extract and add PDF pages to your file.
  • Reduce the size of the file by using Optimize PDF feature.
  • Use OCR to recognize scanned images and turn them into editable text.
  • Convert PDF documents to different files including Word, Excel, HTML, ePub, PowerPoint, RTF, and more.
  • Highlight, markup, and add comments to files.

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