Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video Copyfitting the Spanish text, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
…As we've seen in previous videos, a good way to…format Spanish text is to start with your English styles.…Change the language dictionary to Spanish, and…then apply the styles to your Spanish text.…But most of the time, as in our catalog…example, the Spanish text will run longer than the English.…Now, sometimes your layout is such that that's ok,…and you can simply add pages to your document.…But other times because of page count or perhaps the positioning…of text relative to images, you want the Spanish text to fall…on the page in exactly the same position as the English text.…
That's the case with our brochure here.…When the Spanish text runs longer and you need it to…match the English text page for page there are two basic approaches.…One, is to have more room for the Spanish text in text frames.…In our catalog layout, we could make the images smaller,…we could raise them here and make all of our text…frames larger, then the Spanish text would probably fit.…But that's often not practical, especially if you have a long document of many pages.…
Want to learn more? Check out Multilingual Publishing Strategies with InDesign.
- How to get your text translated
- Prepping files for translation
- Inserting special characters in Spanish text
- Creating a bilingual sign
- Setting up different languages on different layers
- Formatting Spanish text
- Translating image files