How to translate an InDesign file

You have two ways to translate your Adobe InDesign documents with Redokun: using the internal translation tool (CAT tool), or using the Export/Import function.

To separate and preserve style changes or special characters Redokun uses tags and markers. If the source language contains tags, then you should place each tag in the translated phrase.

A. Using the internal translation tool (Web Editor)

Translate an Adobe InDesign file using the Web Editor

  1. Create an account on Redokun
  2. Upload your document in IDML file format. Visit this page to see how to export an IDML file from Adobe InDesign.
  3. Choose the source language.
  4. Choose the target language.
  5. Invite your translator by email. You can also translate the document yourself by setting "(me)" as a translator.
  6. Your translator will automatically be invited to register and start with the document translation.
  7. When the translation is finished, the translator confirms her or his work and you will receive a notification email. If you are translating the document yourself, confirm the translation before exporting the file by clicking "Confirm translation".
  8. Download the translated IDML file with the same styles as the original file.


For a more detailed guide visit this page or watch the video below.

 

B. Translate using an Excel file

Translate an Adobe InDesign file using the Import/Export of Excel function

  1. Create an account on Redokun
  2. Upload your document in IDML file format. Visit this page to see how to export an IDML file from Adobe InDesign.
  3. Choose the source language.
  4. Choose "(me)" as a translator.
  5. Export all the phrases (or segment) from the InDesign file in a Microsoft Excel file, by clicking on the "down" arrow (see picture on the top).
  6. Edit the exported XLSX (Excel) file and enter the translated phrases in the third column (column C).
  7. Import the same file into Redokun. You'll be presented with a guided upload wizard and you will have the opportunity to see which phrases are being imported.
  8. Confirm the translation and download the translated IDML file with the same styles and layout as the original file.


For a more detailed guide visit this page or watch the video below.

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