I have documents that come in in english is there a way to translate selected Text frames to the above languages? Or even better is there a way to do this in Paragraph styles that i havent seen yet?
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No, InDesign does not translate. It does allow you to set the language for the purpose of spellcheck and hyphenation though. You might want to hire a professional translator.
As Peter points out below, there is a great (and cheap) script which will translate automatically. Of course, a native speaker should proofread, but it is a significant head start.
I will second what Jane said. The only way to get reliable translation is to hire a professional person to do it.
The best that automatic translation can do is give you a general sense of what something says - I would never ever use it for anything I was planning on publishing (print or web).
Thank you both for replying. I knew it was a long show but figured it doesnt hurt to ask.
Ariel Walden offers a script that uses Google Translate to translate text in an INDesign document. That could be a start. Google Translate has the problems of automatic translation (forget about literary translation), of course, but it may be good enough for your purposes. You can upgrade to neural machine-translation post-editing. It's pay-as-you-go.
Thanks Peter! I just downloaded this script, loaded it, purchased the translation key ($5) via PayPal, and converted my InDesign doc to Spanish --- all in about 15 minutes. I had not added a script for a long time, but the developer included a tutorial link and I did it quickly.
The Google Translate has scores of languages, and the Translat script works for InD 2022, although I am on a slightly older version.
Thanks for the link. Pretty amazing. Craig
Machine translation is pretty limited, but it sometimes can be good enough. Depends what image you want to give; Most companies don't find it professional enough. Here's a test you can try: translate the Spanish back to English. How does it look?