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Correctly Setting InDesign Tabs for Post-Translation Text Expansion

October 21, 2011 Comments

Incorrect use of tab settings in InDesign documents may lead to unnecessary formatting “cleanup” after document translation creates text expansion. Many of us heavily rely on the tab key to quickly align information. Most of the time we just use default tab settings in Word or InDesign. If the docum...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe, InDesign
Appropriate Arabic Language Usage for Advertising

October 18, 2011 Comments

Arabic has long been considered one of the richest and most poetic languages in the world. Where is the balance between maintaining the beauty and tradition of the Arabic language with the need for short, succinct advertising messages? Is the Arabic language being compromised by a new vocabulary bei...

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Category:
Country Specific
Tags:
UAE, DTP, Dubai, Arabic, MENA, Advertising, Marketing
Working with Arabic Language in Adobe Illustrator

August 29, 2011 Comments

The benefits of Adobe Illustrator are particularly pronounced if you have an Illustrator diagram with text that must be translated and formatted for Arabic or other bidirectional (BiDi) languages. Adobe Illustrator lets you create graphics and text in vector format which is resolution independent. Y...

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Category:
Document Translation
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UAE, DTP, Dubai, Arabic, MENA, Adobe, Document Translation, Graphic
Optimizing InDesign Documents for Translation with Tables

July 25, 2011 Comments

Many of us remember the early, dark days of InDesign desktop publishing (DTP) when there were no real tables. Users had to create “fake” tables with a combination of tabbed text and manually drawn vertical and horizontal rules. “Real” tables have been available in InDesign for years, and they can au...

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Category:
Document Translation
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Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe, InDesign
Using PDF in Illustrator When Source Files are Lost

June 29, 2011 2 Comments

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is a versatile file format that can represent both vector and bitmap data. Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful vector graphics editors and it is a great tool for working with these kinds of files. In fact, the native Adobe Illustrator file format (*.AI)...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, DTP, Document Translation, Document Globalization, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, PDF
How Acrobat X Benefits Post-Translation Review

June 15, 2011 1 Comments

Adobe Acrobat is used in a variety of ways in language translation projects. Perhaps its most common use is to enable specifically annotated PDF files which indicate required changes to documents after the language translation process. Your translation company no doubt uses some form of Adobe Acrob...

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Category:
Document Translation
Tags:
Desktop Publishing, source files, PDF, Adobe, Word, Acrobat, DTP, Document Translation, graphic

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