Seeking DTP training. Recommendations?
Thread poster: Alberto Arias Pérez

Alberto Arias Pérez  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:09
English to Spanish
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Oct 4, 2009

Hi everyone!

I am a recently graduated translator looking for a career in the UK and I wanted to know if you could recommend some DTP courses, seminars, conferences or any other kind of training I could get in London. I've seen plenty of courses in different colleges, with different prices, content, etc and I wanted to know if there's some specific course any of you know of or would recommend (for beginners).

Thank you very much!

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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:09
English to Portuguese
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Just one tip Oct 4, 2009

Check your market for what's the most often required application, i.e. InDesign, Quark, FrameMaker, maybe the eternal PageMaker too.

Unlike word processing programs, that let you convert files from one application to another while preserving most of the formatting, each DTP application uses its own proprietary format. Converters seldom work as expected, if ever.

Also, each program has its own "paradigm". PageMaker and InDesign are a computerized version of the vintage paste-up art studio, while the others have their own virtual environment.

So, my suggestion is to master one application first, and then, if you still have any reason for it, go for another as well.

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Arek Luczyk
United Kingdom
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English to Polish
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Log on to and sign up for one of the DTP courses there. I found this website provides excellent step-by-step courses for a fraction of price compared to the real-world alternatives. They also offer free sample lessons so you can check them out before commiting with your credit card.

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