Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a single-word sign, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
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…We're going to start by creating a simple single…world sign in English and Spanish that says exit.…You see this kind of sign every day.…Let's see the best way to make it.…I'm going to start with a document that's letter size, 8 1/2 by 11 inches in…landscape mode, with margins that are set a…little more deeply on the top and the bottom.…We're going to use these margins later to allign our English…word to the top and the Spanish word to the bottom.…Here on the Pace board, we see our English text…and Spanish text, each in the their own text frame.…
We'll start by dividing the page in half horizontally.…And since we have that big red double headed…arrow in the center, we'll mark the center point of…the page, by going ahead and drawing the line we'll…use for that arrow, and then we'll format it later.…I'm going to select the line tool, and I'm…going to just draw a line from margin to margin.…To keep the…line straight, I'm holding down the Shift key.…Now I need to position this halfway down the page horizontally.…
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