INX from CS4>Trados: compatible?
Thread poster: Jan Sundström

Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Feb 25, 2009

Hi all,

There were trouble with CS3 INX files, and we frequently had to downsave them to CS2 INX before working in Trados. Otherwise, the resulting target INX after cleaning was corrupted and couldn't be opened in Indesign at the end.

Now I wonder:
Did anyone try to translate a native CS4 INX file (exported from Indesign CS4) in Trados?
Does it work seamlessly all the way?

Or are we forced to downsave still? I hope that at least it would be possible to go CS4 INX>CS2 INX without going through the additional CS3 step?

Thanks a lot for any input!

/J


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xxxBrandis
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not yet.. Feb 25, 2009

Hi! as far as I can tell the current trados plug-ins do not support cs4 issues. What I do is a pre-processing, save the cs4 file in a former edition may be cs3 or cs2 or so, extract the text and translate and save back in the corresponding cs2 or cs3 and reload in cs4 and resave it. But the customer should take care of the final layout adjustment, because the later versions beyond cs2 come with a few hundred plug-ins that makes the work for many pre-press and publishers including translators very difficult, which means while going along this way you are infact saving a large amount of industrial costs that would have been real. That should be your image. BR Brandis

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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I have tried... Feb 25, 2009

...the following:
I received several INDD CS3 files, opened and saved them in CS4, translated, and exported. No problem.
The question I didn't deal with, however, was whether the CS3 file saved in CS4 AS CS4, or as CS3. :/


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Carmen Moreton
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You saved them as INX? Feb 26, 2009

Stanislav Pokorny wrote:

...the following:
I received several INDD CS3 files, opened and saved them in CS4, translated, and exported. No problem.
The question I didn't deal with, however, was whether the CS3 file saved in CS4 AS CS4, or as CS3. :/

and then translate with TagEditor?
Cheers,


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
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Yes Feb 26, 2009

Exactly: saved as INX.

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Carmen Moreton
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Thanks Feb 26, 2009

a lot Stanislav. Hope SDL will develop something better than INX filter, like IDML filter... INX is not the best editable InDesign format.
Cheers,

CMG


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RWSTranslation
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INX / IND Feb 27, 2009

Hello,

INX is the file format which is used from Adobe. The only other possibility ist the old way to develop a skript based export filter like the problematic Story Collector.

Working with INX files is ok, if the Indesign files are well formatted. The problem is often is unstructered formatting of the source files.

Hans


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