InDesign translation tool (Web Editor) overview

Translation page

When you choose one of the document languages to translate, you get to the translation page. There is a blue box at the top and it's divided into three columns. The first column shows page previews, the column at the center shows the source phrases that are currently under translation, the third column contains the translation area.

Translation page

Blue box

The blue box area shows the progress overview. Clicking on the "Translated" link shows you a complete translation status overview. With 'Confirm translation' you confirm the document translation. After confirmation, the file can be generated and the translation will not be editable. However, the document owner can unlock the document status and make it editable again.

Blue box

Translation status overview (missing translations / drafted translations overview)

Clicking on the "Translated" number (the total number of sentences translated) opens a detailed translation status overview. The overview list links to missing and drafted translations divided per pages.

Translation status overview

Central column (Source sentences column)

The central column shows the source sentences that need to be translated. 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.

Third column (Translation column)

The third column shows the target translation boxes and suggestions. While translating a sentence, press the Tab key to add a tag or a marker or to go to the next sentence. Redokun automatically saves every translation. For each translation box, Redokun shows you translation suggestions based on previously translated documents of the owner and the translator. With the buttons on the right of the translation box, copy the source sentence on the translation box or mark it as draft if you are not sure about your translation and you want to check it later.

How to use the Web Editor

Translation box

  1. Tag - used to indicate style changes in the InDesign file
  2. Marker - used with special InDesign control characters
  3. Mark as draft, Copy from source, Load machine translation suggestion
    • Mark as draft - mark as draft a translation that you are not sure of for checking later
    • Copy from source - copy the source phrase in the translation box
    • Load machine translation suggestion

Translation box

Saving translations

Redokun automatically saves the translation when you leave the translation box.

Use of the 'Tab' key

While translating a sentence, you can press the Tab key to add a tag or a marker or to go to the next sentence. When you press the Tab key to move to translate another sentence, Redokun automatically saves the translation you just typed.

Button Function
Tab Go to the next phrase or place the next marker/tag
Alt + Tab Go to the next phrase or place the next marker/tag

Buttons

Button Function
'Confirm translation' Confirm the translation so the document owner can generate the document
'Next' Go to the next view. Each view contains 300 phrases
'Previous' Go to the previous view

'Confirm Translation' button

Use the 'Confirm Translation' button to lock the document before generating it in the new language or to tell the document's owner that the translation is completed. After confirmation, the translation will not be editable. However, the document owner can unlock the document status and make it editable again. Once you lock the document you will need to unlock it and reinvite the translator in order to let the translator to work on it.

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