What Is DTP and How Does It Relate to the Translation Industry?


Whether you’re a small business with a few employees or a large organization with many, chances are someone uses DTP for your marketing materials. DTP, or desktop publishing, is the collective name for most of the layout and design software used to make brochures, flyers, corporate publications and more. It might be used to create […]

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How to Translate Microsoft Visio Files


Computer Assisted Translation tools (or CAT tools) recognize text from a great diversity of file formats, thus are able to calculate the word count and analyze how many of them match those saved in the Translation Memory (or TM, for short), in order to achieve a faster translation process and maintain consistency with previous translations. […]

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Translations and DTP from Right to Left


We have to pay special attention when translating languages that are written from right to left, as what is a “no-brainer” for native speakers may not be for readers of an alphabet in the opposite direction. Within this group of readers we can also include clients, who often ask for our advice on some issues […]

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How to Translate a Publisher File


It is not that common, but occasionally it happens that a document to be translated is sent in MS Publisher format (.pub). This tool belongs to the Microsoft Office packet, and it is the main application thereof when creating documents that require DTP (desktop publishing). Though it is rather limited when compared with other programs […]

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