On this page, we will share four layout tips for texts that are going to be translated.

It will make the translation and layout process easier for you if you consider our four tips.


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REMEMBER SPACE

When translating texts, it is a good rule of thumb to leave about 20% of free space in the layout – a text
typically takes up more space after it has been translated.

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TIDY UP YOUR FILES

Our DTP team often receives files in which text is placed outside the workspace / pasteboard. Remember to delete unnecessary text, as this can create confusion about
which parts should be translated.

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IMAGES WITH TEXT – SEND EDITABLE FILES

If your file contain images with text, remember to send them in an editable format. To be able to translate the text in images, we need to be able to extract the image text.

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AVOID FORMATTING MISTAKES

Make sure that there are no mid-sentence line breaks or tabs as this can lead to an incorrect segmentation of
the text.

 

Do you need help with layout?

 

World Translation’s team of desktop publishing professionals ensure that translation, layout and graphic design all come together.

Learn more about DTP.

 

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