Translating PDF Source Files in XTM Cloud

@Damian Rozmiarkowski Jun 26, 2025


This short article explains why PDF source files sometimes do not return in the same format as the target file.


Source files in PDF format are always returned as target files in DOCX format. This is because the formatting in a translation can differ from the formatting in its source text, because the target text lengths (for example) differ from the source document. Automatic conversion of the file format to DOCX makes it easy for you to adjust formatting to suit your needs. DOCX files can be converted back to PDF format easily after they have been downloaded from XTM Cloud.