How To Translate PDF Files

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PDF is one of the most used file formats for sharing documents online. Due to its popularity, PDF is used to share documents in many different languages worldwide. If you ever come across a file which is not in your native language, what would you do? Hire a translator to translate PDF files for you? Well, not after reading this article. As here, you will learn to do that on your own.

By following the methods here you will be able to translate PDF from any language to English, Spanish, Russian, Hindi or any other language for that matter.

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4 Easy Ways To Translate PDF Files

Note: All the methods that we are going to discuss here are free to use.

1. Online PDF Translator

There are many free online tools for translating documents online, however, Doc Translator remains the best PDF translator. As it translates documents and keeps the formatting and layout of the document as the original. Follow the steps as below to learn more about this online tool.

1. Open your browser and visit

2. Next, Drag and drop your file in the upload box or simply click on Upload File.

upload pdf file

3. A new window will appear, select your desired PDF file and click on Open. 

select file

A warning pop up might appear, click on OK to close it.

4. Now the tool will automatically fetch the language of the source file, you can choose the language in which you want to translate the PDF file and select Translate.

select language and translate PDF files

5. As soon as you do that, on the new page, you can either convert your PDF to a Word file or simply download it.

download translated PDF

With this, you have easily translated your PDF online. Moreover, you can copy the similar steps on your phone’s browser on Android and iOS to translate PDF files on your mobile phone itself.

2. Using Google Translator

Other than the online doc translator you can also use the Google translator to translate your PDF documents in any language. However, you won’t be able to download the translated file using Google translator.

1. Open Google Translator in your browser and select Documents at the top. Now click on the Browse your computer button to upload the PDF file.browse PDF document Find your PDF and click on Open to upload it.

2. Once you upload your file, select a language for translation and click on Translate.

translate PDF document3. Wait for a few seconds and your file will be converted in your desired language.

translated pdf using google translator

Read the document and close the tab once you are done with it.

3. Use Microsoft Word For PDF Translation

Since Microsoft Word is used for Word files only, you will have to convert your PDF file to a Word file first to translate it. Follow the steps as shown here to convert PDF file to Word.

1. Go to Small PDF. Click on the Drop PDF here to upload your file.pdf to word

2. Once you have uploaded the file, wait for a while and the PDF will be automatically converted to a Word document. Now click on the Download button to download it.

download word file3. Open the downloaded Word file in Microsoft Word. Now select Review from the toolbar at the top. New tools will appear in the toolbar, select Translate and click on Translate Document.

open translated file in ms word

4. Now on the new tab under Choose document translation languages choose the language in which you want to translate your document and then click on OK.

select language

5. A pop up regarding translating documents will appear on the screen. Click on Send to send the document over the internet for translation.

send pop up

6. For the first time, it might ask you to choose a browser in which you would like to see the translated document. Choose the browser of your choice, wait for a while and the translated document will open in the browser.

translated PDF document using Word

4. Translate Large PDF Files

If you have a large PDF file that you want to translate in another language then the above-mentioned methods might take some time to translate it. To translate such large files, you can use Google Docs.

1. To translate a PDF document on Google Docs first, you have to import it to Google Docs. Here the PDF itself gets converted to a Google Doc file.

2. Now once your file is uploaded to Google Docs, you can easily translate it in any language by following the steps shown here – How To Translate Documents In Google Docs.


There are many PDF translator software available online which you can purchase to translate PDF files. However, if you are an infrequent user and translate PDF once in a while, then these free methods are good enough to use.

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