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Optimizing Document Translation with Adobe Captivate Screen Captures

November 30, 2011 Comments

Captivate is an authoring tool designed to assist in creating multimedia eLearning content. If you need to develop branched scenarios for soft-skills training or create software simulations where you need to take a lot of the screenshots for complex branching, then Adobe Captivate is exactly what yo...

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Document Translation
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Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe, Captivate
Highlights of Lavacon 2011: Going Global

November 28, 2011 Comments

"Developing Content for a Global Audience” was the theme of this year’s Lavacon, held earlier this month in Austin, Texas. The ninth annual conference consisted of many different workshops and presentations accompanied by several hands-on activities/events. GPI’s own Maxwell Hoffmann was a speaker a...

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Global Conferences
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Adobe, Mobile apps, CMS, content
Highlights from Adobe Tech Comm Enterprise Summit 2011

October 25, 2011 Comments

The week of October 13th, Adobe held highly informative Tech Comm Enterprise Summit in both Waltham, MA and San Jose, CA, celebrating 25 years of FrameMaker and 20 years of RoboHelp. The events, which were restricted to a relatively small audience, featured various thought leaders who shared their v...

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Global Conferences
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Adobe, RoboHelp, FrameMaker, Adobe Tech Comm Suite, DITA, Desktop Publishing
Correctly Setting InDesign Tabs for Post-Translation Text Expansion

October 21, 2011 Comments

Incorrect use of tab settings in InDesign documents may lead to unnecessary formatting “cleanup” after document translation creates text expansion. Many of us heavily rely on the tab key to quickly align information. Most of the time we just use default tab settings in Word or InDesign. If the docum...

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Category:
Document Translation
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Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe, InDesign
Working with Arabic Language in Adobe Illustrator

August 29, 2011 Comments

The benefits of Adobe Illustrator are particularly pronounced if you have an Illustrator diagram with text that must be translated and formatted for Arabic or other bidirectional (BiDi) languages. Adobe Illustrator lets you create graphics and text in vector format which is resolution independent. Y...

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Category:
Document Translation
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UAE, DTP, Dubai, Arabic, MENA, Adobe, Document Translation, Graphic
Optimizing InDesign Documents for Translation with Tables

July 25, 2011 Comments

Many of us remember the early, dark days of InDesign desktop publishing (DTP) when there were no real tables. Users had to create “fake” tables with a combination of tabbed text and manually drawn vertical and horizontal rules. “Real” tables have been available in InDesign for years, and they can au...

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Document Translation
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Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe, InDesign

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