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Word vs. Publisher: Which is better for DTP?

December 08, 2016 Comments

Microsoft's Word and Publisher tools are applications, which are sometimes used for similar tasks, including typing and editing text and placing, cropping, resizing and rotating images. Does this mean we have two MS Office tools serving the same purpose? No it doesn't, Word and Publisher were design...

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Document Translation
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DTP, multilingual documents, desktop publishing, microsoft word, microsoft publisher, desktop publishing tools
Content Strategy: Style Guide

December 05, 2016 Comments

Businesses generate all types of content, from website copy to marketing materials to user documentation. Unless you have a content strategy in place to plan and manage all of your customer-facing content, you could appear like a very fragmented company, which doesn't present a good image to your cu...

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Category:
Document Translation
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content strategy, style guide, content style guide, documentation guide, document translation, global content, global content style guide
New Illustrator CC Feature: Adobe Portfolio

November 28, 2016 Comments

Have you heard of the new Illustrator CC feature Adobe Portfolio? Well, you have now! Adobe continues to release many new features and it can be difficult to keep up with all the information and tutorials available to stay "in the know". So in this blog, I will discuss Adobe Portfolio and how I thin...

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Category:
Document Translation
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Adobe Portfolio, Adobe programs, Illustrator, Illustrator CC, Adobe, web design, graphic design, multilingual web design
InDesign: Working With Overset Text After Translation

November 17, 2016 1 Comments

One of the most common issues that occurs when adjusting the layout of a document after translation is text frame overset caused by the text expansion. In this blog, I will cover some recommendations and options to get maximum use of the tools offered in InDesign to adjust overset text....

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Category:
Document Translation
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InDesign, overset text from translation, Adobe, Adobe InDesign, text translation, document translation
Insight into Design and Layout Programs

October 14, 2016 2 Comments

There are so many choices out there for document design and layout programs. Which one do you use and for what do you use them for? First think about what your project is. Is it a brochure, a newsletter or maybe even a book? This blog will give cover which programs to use and what each program can p...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
document design, document layout, documentation layout, document design and layout
The Difference between JPEG and GIF and Which to Use

August 28, 2016 Comments

There are so many extensions for images, including: .gif, .jpg, .png, .tiff and .bmp. Knowing which one to use can be confusing and you always want to have the correct one for the design output you are working on....

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Category:
Document Translation
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JPEG vs. GIF, design file extensions, graphic file extensions, .jpg vs. .gif

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