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Zeynep YESIN YALCIN  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 18:00
Member (2008)
English to Turkish
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Apr 28, 2007

Dear Forum members,

I have an file in .indd (Adobe InDesign CS2 ME) format in English and would like to insert my translation in Turkish on this file by again using InDesign. While inserting my Turkish translations, I would like to create Translation Memory for this by using TRADOS and Work Bench. Is it possible to create such Translation Memory?

Awaiting your comments from technical point of view.

Kind Regards

Zeynep


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Han Li  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 23:00
English to Chinese
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Yes, you can. Apr 28, 2007

I have just completed 3 .indd files translation from English to Chinese.
You can open the file with Indesign CS2 and import it as .inx file, then open the .inx file with Tageditor. When you complete translation, you can save the translated file as .inx file again with Tageditor. Then open the translated .inx file with Indesign CS2 and adjust the layout and change font, save the .inx file as .indd file in Indesign.
When you open the .inx file with Tageditor, there would generate a .ttx file, you can clean-up it with Workbench to create your Translation Memory.
It should be OK.

Enjoy!

Han Li


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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English to Swedish
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More INX tips Apr 28, 2007

Han Li wrote:
You can open the file with Indesign CS2 and import it as .inx file, then open the .inx file with Tageditor.


It should read EXPORT (Ctrl+E), but apart from that, Han Li's instruction is spot on. Very convenient, especially for large jobs.

NOTE: you'll need Trados 7.1 or later to open INX files. Don't mess around with older Trados versions, you won't be able to clean your translation.

To facilitate the segmentation, there are several preparatory steps you can do in InDesign before the export:
- search/replace unnecessary manual line breaks, hard hyphens and and paragraph chars.
- clear all "exceptions" (to get rid of style formatting exceptions that the layouter might have done)
- delete scrap objects on the pasteboard outside the actual document.
- take a look on the Trados Filter Settings for more ideas, like whether there are locked or hidden layers.

Search the forum here for INX, and you'll get more hints.

Enjoy!

/Jan

[Edited at 2007-04-28 22:12]

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Han Li  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Apr 29, 2007

Jan Sundström wrote:

Han Li wrote:
You can open the file with Indesign CS2 and import it as .inx file, then open the .inx file with Tageditor.


It should read EXPORT (Ctrl+E), but apart from that, Han Li's instruction is spot on. Very convenient, especially for large jobs.



You are right. The "import" should be "export".
Thank you for your correction.

Regards,
Han Li


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