Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video Prepping your files for translation, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
…When you're preparing your document for…a translation company, you'll want to make the…translation process as efficient as possible…for both you and your translation company.…The exact format you'll need to deliver your…text in varies from one translation company to another.…So the first step is to always check with your translation provider before you…begin and find out what format they'd like you to deliver your text in.…Another thing you should always work out…with your translation company is how they'll…key the Spanish text to your English text.…You'll need to know where the Spanish text goes in your layout when you get it back.…
There are a number of ways they may do this.…A translation company may type the Spanish text below each block of the English text,…or, if your original document contains formatting…or styles, and especially if it's very simple.…Your translational company may simply type the…Spanish text into the English text and maintain…the styles.…For multi-page or long document, they indicate…
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