Join Diane Burns for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Adapting an English Layout into Spanish with InDesign.
This course assumes that you have a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and some familiarity with Adobe Illustrator. If you'd like to brush up on your skills, check out David Blatner's excellent InDesign Essentials. If you'd like more in depth information on publishing in many different languages, I have another course here at the lynda.com library, called multilingual publishing strategies. Also if you are following along with these exercise files, there are a few Indesign settings that we have modified. First, we have changed the user interface color to one more similar to Indesign CS 6.
That change is made in Indesign Preferences under Interface. We've changed the default color theme of medium dark, to light. And we also turned off the match to theme color. Throughout the course two, we've changed the default workspace from essentials to advanced. So, we have easy access to the paragraph and character stone menus. Finally, for you Macintosh users, we've presented some of the lessons using InDesign's default window configuration. The so called Application Bar.
For other parts of the course, we've switched to the Application Window. That's more similar to what Windows users are used to seeing. Beyond those settings we've worked with the default settings in typical InDesign configuration.
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