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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
Using PDF in Illustrator When Source Files are Lost

June 29, 2011 2 Comments

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is a versatile file format that can represent both vector and bitmap data. Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful vector graphics editors and it is a great tool for working with these kinds of files. In fact, the native Adobe Illustrator file format (*.AI)...

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Category:
Document Translation
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Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, PDF
How Acrobat X Benefits Post-Translation Review

June 15, 2011 1 Comments

Adobe Acrobat is used in a variety of ways in language translation projects. Perhaps its most common use is to enable specifically annotated PDF files which indicate required changes to documents after the language translation process. Your translation company no doubt uses some form of Adobe Acrob...

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Document Translation
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Desktop Publishing, source files, PDF, Adobe, Word, Acrobat, DTP, Document Translation, graphic
Optimizing InDesign files for Translation with Automatic TOC

June 01, 2011 Comments

Adobe InDesign is a rich and powerful publishing tool, and is one of the most popular source document formats for marketing materials translated into other languages. Unfortunately, many InDesign users have not mastered some advanced features which will save a great deal of time and money in post-tr...

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Category:
Document Translation
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Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe InDesign
How Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3 Helps Translation

March 10, 2011 1 Comments

Single-source publishing, Rich Media, Cloud-based Collaboration and accessible XML publishing are just four of the significant capabilities that Adobe's Technical Communication Suite 3 brings to multilingual projects. This powerful suite (often referred to as TCS3 or Tech Comm Suite) combines three ...

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Category:
Document Translation
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Adobe, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate, Acrobat, Photoshop, DTP, translation, localization, technical
8 Steps to Optimize InDesign Files for Translation

February 24, 2011 15 Comments

Adobe InDesign is a powerful and creative authoring tool. If you are creating an InDesign document that will only be released in English (or one language), you have tremendous freedom regarding the techniques you can use. When InDesign files are not translated, your content is relatively static and ...

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Document Translation
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Adobe, InDesign, DTP, translation, localization, technical

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