Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a sign with a multiple-word phrase, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
…Our next sign contains a phrase in both English and Spanish.…Please turn off cellphones.…The sign need kind of like post everywhere sometimes, right?…To get started, we have the beginning of our file…already set up, this is a four inch by four inch…sign, its a small one, And we already have our…English and Spanish text in separate text frames on the page.…We want the sign divided in half.…We want English in the top half and Spanish in the bottom half.…One way to do this is to simply click on the English text frame and…scroll down and let smart guides tell us when we're at the center of the page.…
You see that punk guide at the center of…the page, that's the center; the horizontal center so,…I'll release the mouse an now take the Spanish…text frame and bring it up the same location.…We'll adjust the fertile alignment later.…With this sign we want both the Spanish text and the…English text to end up being the same size and because Spanish…text runs longer than English text we're actually going to start…with the Spanish text we'll make that as large as we can.…
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