Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting the Spanish text, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
…When you've a long document with lots of text to be translated into Spanish, one of…the biggest tasks you'll face is formatting the…Spanish text, to put back into your layout.…It's just another good reason to use paragraphing character styles…in the first place, as you'll see in just a moment.…You also have to think about the process…of flowing the Spanish back into your layout.…Do you need to match the English text page by page?…Or can the Spanish…flow on different pages?…Which it inevitably will, if you don't…do anything, because Spanish runs longer than English.…
We're going to focus on replacing the main copy here in our catalog with…our Spanish text, and formatting that text before we put it in the layout.…There're a couple of different ways we could do this.…We could flow the Spanish text onto our paste board and then copy…and paste it page by page, and sometimes you may want to do that.…But, in this case, we've got a lot of text to format, so we're actually going to…format it all in a different file and then flow it into our document all at once.…
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