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Unwrapping 5 Christmas Symbols in Desktop Publishing Magic

As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of Christmas permeates every aspect of our lives, including the world of desktop publishing. In the realm of fonts, layouts, and designs, Christmas symbols serve as powerful metaphors that encapsulate the essence of desktop publishing magic. Let’s unwrap the symbolic layers and discover how the Christmas tree, gift […]

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Desktop Publishing Workflow

Bringing Pages to Order

Bringing Pages to Order Bringing pages to order can seem effortless, not much to it.   It is hard to explain in layman’s terms all the rigorous and time-consuming work a professional Desktop publishing team does “backstage” just to improve the look and feel of a translated document. Maybe if we take a different approach and […]

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Desktop Publishing talks

Conversation with Daniele

Conversation with Daniele Daniele is one of the DTP specialists at Foliage Solutions. He’s kindly agreed to be interviewed to share his experience in the industry, hopefully encouraging other young Desktop publishing enthusiasts to follow in his footsteps and be a part of this exciting and creative industry! He has over 20 years of experience […]

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Desktop Publishing Workflow

Top 6 Best Practices of Creating Checklists

Top 6 Best Practices of Creating Checklists “A project checklist template is a type of informational job aid used to reduce failure by compensating for potential limits of human memory and attention. It helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task.” – Checklist, what is it and why use it? http://apepm.co.uk/checklist-what-is-it-and-why-use-it/ As […]

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Desktop Publishing

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign: Which is Better?

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign: Which is Better? Adobe has become an industry standard for any graphic design project imaginable.  We instantly think of using Adobe applications whenever we hear graphics. Graphic artists and also desktop publishing professionals use three highly efficient and powerful Adobe software to create and render elements for different types of graphics-related projects. The […]

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Desktop Publishing

Dealing with Text Expansion/Contraction in translated documents

A well-known challenge anyone in multilingual desktop publishing is familiar with is text expansion/contraction in the translated documents.  Depending on the language and type of content, the translated text can be significantly longer or shorter than the source text. In other words, a great looking layout of a document created in Italian could have a […]

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Desktop Publishing Workflow

Why should desktop publishing be a key part of any translation workflow?

Why should desktop publishing be a key part of any translation workflow? Any translation project that consists of documentation such as manuals, flyers, posters, brochures, handbooks, PowerPoint presentations etc. will need or greatly benefit from including desktop publishing in the workflow.  Desktop publishing in the translation industry generally means formatting the translated document(s) using a […]