The Redokun extension for InDesign provides two main functionalities:
It adds metadata for every text frame to your InDesign document. This metadata will be used by Redokun to calculate the correct order of the text and the exact location when using threaded text frames. Notice that even without the extension, the generated document will retain the original correct order of all sentences.
It automatically sets up InDesign so that every time you save the file, the document previews will be generated or updated. Redokun uses these previews in the Web Editor to help the translator understand where the translations will appear.
By default, the extension activates when saving an IDML file. This behaviour can be changed using the "Settings" dialog on the "Redokun" menu that will appear in InDesign after installing the extension.
There are currently 3 options:
"Automatically": Index an IDML file every time that it's saved (recommended)
“Automatically (Silent mode)": Index an IDML file every time that it's saved but don't show any dialog or progress bar. This option prevents any conflict with other InDesign plugins (e.g., for batch exporting)
"Ask each time": Every time that the file is saved in IDML file format, you will be asked if you want to index the file before saving. This option comes in handy if you are exporting IDML files for other applications and you don't plan to upload the file on Redokun.
Documents that are imported with the extension activated will show this label when moving the mouse on top of “Revision”:
If you're currently using our old “Redokun Power Tools” script, we suggest deleting it and installing the new extension since it provides the same features and will receive automatic updates through Adobe Exchange.
If you are having trouble installing the extension
If you were unable to install the extension using the Creative Cloud desktop app, go through the following steps:
Make sure that "File sync" is enabled in the Adobe Creative Cloud application