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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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Document Translation
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InDesign, overset text from translation, Adobe, Adobe InDesign, text translation, document translation
InDesign CC 2015 New Features: Shading and Graphic Cells

October 23, 2015 Comments

I like to share the features that are introduced with each new version of InDesign, especially if they can help improve designing layouts and help apply best practices for localization. I would like to share with you two great features introduced with the new version, 2015, released in June. ...

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Category:
Document Translation
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InDesign, InDesign 2015, DTP
How to create eBook Fixed Layout with Adobe InDesign CC 2014

September 03, 2014 8 Comments

One of the most powerful tools to create eBooks is Adobe InDesign. Historically the ability to create eBooks with a fixed layout format was a challenge. Creating an eBook in this special format was complicated with previous versions of InDesign because it required special plug-ins and extra work out...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
eBook, layout, adobe, indesign
How to Create Interactive PDFs using InDesign

July 07, 2014 Comments

Since the release of InDesign CS5, Adobe has established InDesign as a software not just to print, but to also digitally publish. With the versions that followed, CS5.5, CS6 and now InDesign CC, Adobe has further expanded InDesign’s capability to include digital magazines, interactive PDF and eBooks...

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Category:
Document Translation
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InDesign, Interactive PDF, Adobe, Desktop Publishing
How to Optimize Images for eBooks

May 06, 2014 Comments

When starting an eBook project, well-written content and a pleasing layout are of course at the top of your list. In order to achieve this goal, you must take into consideration the customizations and graphic settings that will need to be applied in order for your images to display properly in the l...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
ebook translation, document translation, InDesign
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
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe, InDesign
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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Category:
Document Translation
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Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe, InDesign
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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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Adobe, InDesign, DTP, translation, localization, technical

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