Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up one language per file, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
…When you need to create a Spanish version of an existing English document, you can…create a separate layer for the Spanish…text as we discussed in the previous video.…But sometimes it's better just to create…a completely separate document for the Spanish version.…There's several advantages to this approach.…For one, in a larger company different people can work on each file, 1…person on the English file, 1 person on the Spanish file There's a lot less…style management involved, too.…Since, if you use the one language per layer approach, you…basically have to manage 2 sets of all of your styles.…
Essentially doubling the number of styles.…But if the Spanish is in a document of its own, you just have…the one set of styles, though with…the Spanish language dictoionary applied of course.…And with just the Spanish in one file, you don't have…to worry about your printing company remembering to turn on or off…the right layer to produce an English or Spanish version.…The Spanish file is just in Spanish.…Let's take a look at converting our…
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