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TanyaB  Identity Verified
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Feb 28, 2008

I am thinking about purchasing CopyFlow for Indesign CS3. I have worked with CopyFlow for Quark, but never tried CopyFlow for InDesign and would appreciated if you could share your expereince.

Tatiana


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
Local time: 13:25
English to Spanish
I have InDesign CS and Trados 7.1 Feb 28, 2008

And I've succeeded!

This is the way:

1. On InDesign, use the Type tool "T", and select the story you want to export.

2. Choose File > Export.

3. Specify a name and location for the exported story, and select a text file (.TXT) format under Save as Type. (I chose "Unicode" to retain all formatting.)

4. Use Trados TagEditor, translate, save Target as .TXT file. And, even if you can't see a .txt file, the Target file TagEditor produced CAN BE placed back on your InDesign story. This time already translated.

Let me know if this helped.


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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What's the purpose? Feb 29, 2008

TanyaB wrote:

I am thinking about purchasing CopyFlow for Indesign CS3. I have worked with CopyFlow for Quark, but never tried CopyFlow for InDesign and would appreciated if you could share your expereince.

Tatiana


Hey Tanya,

For what purpose do you need Copyflow?
If you just want to translate INDD documents and import them back into InDesign, there is native support for the INX export format. No expensive third-party toosl needed!

Or did I miss something?

/J


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
Sweden
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Why this workaround??? Feb 29, 2008

Tadzio Carvallo wrote:

And I've succeeded!

This is the way:

1. On InDesign, use the Type tool "T", and select the story you want to export.

2. Choose File > Export.

3. Specify a name and location for the exported story, and select a text file (.TXT) format under Save as Type. (I chose "Unicode" to retain all formatting.)

4. Use Trados TagEditor, translate, save Target as .TXT file. And, even if you can't see a .txt file, the Target file TagEditor produced CAN BE placed back on your InDesign story. This time already translated.

Let me know if this helped.


Hey Tadzio,

I don't really see the connection between Tanya's question and this answer.
Why do you use this workaround???
With Indesign CS, you can export as .ISC, which can be translated in Trados almost seamlessly.
But you suggest that this is a better way if you only want to translate a single story, as opposed to an entire document?!

Best,

/Jan


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That's pretty cumbersome, isn't it? Feb 29, 2008

Tadzio Carvallo wrote:

And I've succeeded!

This is the way:

1. On InDesign, use the Type tool "T", and select the story you want to export.

2. Choose File > Export.

3. Specify a name and location for the exported story, and select a text file (.TXT) format under Save as Type. (I chose "Unicode" to retain all formatting.)

4. Use Trados TagEditor, translate, save Target as .TXT file. And, even if you can't see a .txt file, the Target file TagEditor produced CAN BE placed back on your InDesign story. This time already translated.

Let me know if this helped.

But that means you have to import and export every single story individually. This can take quite some time, especially if you have a big file to translate.

Regards,
Benjamin


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
Local time: 13:25
English to Spanish
Entirely... Feb 29, 2008

Sorry, I meant the entire document. But I can see my answer is out of place, since now, as J-a-n S-ndstr-m wrote, I also ask myself what's Tatiana's purpose for purchasing CopyFlow...



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TanyaB  Identity Verified
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Cross references Feb 29, 2008

When I save am InDesign CS3 document as INX, translate, and save as InDesign CS3 again, the document looses all the cross references. May be you know a way to avoid this without buying CopyFlow for InDesign CS3?

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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Works fine here Mar 3, 2008

TanyaB wrote:

When I save am InDesign CS3 document as INX, translate, and save as InDesign CS3 again, the document looses all the cross references. May be you know a way to avoid this without buying CopyFlow for InDesign CS3?


Hi Tanya,

Just as a text, I created a new document in CS3, pasted some dummy text, created and index and cross references.

Works just fine in TagEditor for me!
After translating, the resulting INX still has the cross reference there.
You should try this yourself...

My guess is that you deleted or messed up the tags inadvertedly.

/J


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