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Generating target files from PDF source files in Studio 2021

Using Trados Studio 2021 and the online editor to translate a simple PDF.  I have Adobe Acrobat DC.

I created the project online, and imported the PDF.  Translation process was fine, but I was not able to generate a usable target file. The process generated an sdlxliff file, a .bcm file and a pdf file, which when opened in Adobe DC generated a "unsupported format or corrupt file error".  There was no .docx file generated, which is the case when generating target files from PDFs when using Trados Studio desktop. 

Any clues on what is going on?

My work around was to export the source PDF to a Word doc and then retranslate the entire thing, but that is not particularly convenient.  



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  • Thanks.  I hope are are able to solve it.  On an unrelated note: I am looking for a instructional video about how to understand the process of working with Trados Live projects.  Do I have to "Complete" them before I can download them to the Desktop. Where can I find the project file so that I can open the file as a desktop project in the future? If I work on a Live projects, does the TM and Termbase on my desktop get updated automatically.  How can I be sure to keep the desktop resources updated with the Live projects?  Is there a video for this?  I have seen the basic one.