Capturing Visual Context

Adobe InDesign Context

This article is for Account Owners, Project Managers, and Translators.

The tight formatting of Adobe InDesign files makes context especially important for successful translation. Smartling can show InDesign context in the CAT tool. Using this feature could save a lot of time in any post-translation production work, such as DTP for .idml to .pdf., for example.

Context is not dynamic, as with HTML context, meaning the translations are not updated in the context panel in real-time. However, context can be generated when translations are inserted and saved.

  1. In the CAT tool, click Generate document with latest [language] translations.
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  2. Switch between the source and target language by clicking the language name.
  3. To update with new translations, save the new translations and click Generate document with latest [language] translations again.

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