Translation Planning

Make Documents Cleaner, Faster and Easier to Translate.

If you’re looking to improve your translation process then start here. Translation is often delayed as a result of document design issues. The cleaner your documents, the easier and quicker the translation is. We wrote this document to help our customer deliver better manuals. Packed with solid advice it will help you improve your writing, layout and overall document design.

You’ll learn…

  • The common pitfalls that slow translation down and how to fix them.
  • The secrets to creating great looking documents and manuals that are easy to translate.
  • Best practice tricks to make documents easier to update, maintain and require less layout work after translation.

Covers Adobe InDesign, Adobe FrameMaker and Microsoft Word.

Learn how to…

  • Eliminate Expensive Graphics Translation: Use text frames rather than placing text to be translated inside graphics files. Graphics are expensive to translate.
  • Reduce Table Layout Work: Use table functions rather than using tabs to create tables.  Tabbed tables are difficult and slow to layout after translation.
  • Remove Hard to Understand Lists: To avoid lists within a sentence. They are hard to understand and difficult to translate. Defining lists correctly make them easier to understand for your readers and easier to translate.
  • Reduce Unclear Instructions: Learn how to use bullet points correctly to make your documents easier to understand in any language.
  • Remove Translation Misunderstandings: Providing reference PDF’s and making decisions before translation, reduces rework after translation.
  • Plus much more…


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Faster Translation

“Time to market is critical for business success. Our team developed this whitepaper to help our clients streamline their translation process and deliver language documentation faster. We see a lot of people producing documents with the same mistakes again and again. These issues have to be fixed either before or during the translation process – so it’s expensive both financially and timewise. Following this guide will streamline your translation workflow.”

Damian Scattergood, Managing Director STAR Translation

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