Export InDesign file in IDML format

How to export an IDML file in InDesign CC or CS6

See the video or follow the instructions below.

 

1. Choose File > Save As

Convert INDD to IDML: Save As

 

2. Choose InDesign Markup (IDML) as the type (Windows) or format (Mac OS) and click Save.

Convert INDD to IDML: Save

 

How to export an IDML file in InDesign CS5.5, CS5 or CS4

See the video or follow the instructions below.

 

1. Choose File > Export

Convert INDD to IDML: Export

 

2. Choose InDesign Markup (IDML) as the type (Windows) or format (Mac OS) and click Save

convert-indd-to-idml-cs5_02

 

Extract the phrases for translation with Redokun

1. Upload your documents in IDML file format in Redokun.

Upload an IDML file

 

2. Choose the source language.

Choose the source language

 

3. Choose the target language.

Choose the target language

 

4. Translate your files using the Web Editor (CAT tool), or using the Excel Export/Import function.

IDML Upload limit

The upload limit is 100MB but IDML files are usually a fraction of that.

If you have an IDML file that is that big, it probably means that there are embedded images (images that are pasted directly in the InDesign file rather than placed as "linked images"). Our advice is to always link images rather than embed them so the file becomes smaller and faster to save and you can easily modify the images when they are on disk (eg. if you need to edit them in Photoshop).

We also advise exporting the images so that they are stored only one time in your system. If you have a document translated in 3 languages, you have the images in all 4 documents (the original and 3 languages), and it's a waste of disk space. Also, if you need to change an image, you have to do it just once.

Here is a link of a script that allows you to extract all the images to disk: http://www.kahrel.plus.com/indesign/unembed_images.html

In case you're unfamiliar with installing/running a script in InDesign, you can follow this guide: Installing an InDesign script.

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