How to translate reference in Index?

Community Beginner ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Hi All, 

I created an Index for my document in InDesign in German. There are lots of references with "siehe" (EN:"see"). I sent the document to the translator but the "siehe" (EN:"see") was not translated.

I tried to find any option how to change "siehe" to "see" for all references, like in a style but I cannot find. Of course I can switch every reference manually to a user defined reference and enter "see" there. But that is of course not a useful option.

I would very appreciate your help.

Thank you

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021
"Not a convincing solution" is quite an understatement. You could use a script to make those changes, but that's still looking for a solution that shouldn't be necessary. Yet another example where InDesign's index so-called feature is usable only in conjunction with a lot of scripts. The trouble is that the index was added to InDesign about 15 years ago but it was never changed, despite numerous feature requests, bug reports, and white-papers. Please add your voice to the crowd on User Voice (https://indesign.uservoice.com...

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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Is there a reason you cannot use Edit > Find / Change to search for "siehe" and replace with "see"? What happens when you try?

 

(Apologies for answering three days later.)

 

~ Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Good Morning,

thank`s for answering. If there is no other solution this is what I would need to do. It works. But in my eyes this is not a convincing solution. Everytime I need to update the index and after any translation update I would have to manually find and replace those words. In every of the ~50 documents we are working on. 

If there is no other solution Adobe should definitely consider to add this...I really cannot understand. I am able to choose different options for index references in German. Is it predefined only because I have a German installation? Why can these not be translated?

Thank`s again.

Holger

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Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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"Not a convincing solution" is quite an understatement. You could use a script to make those changes, but that's still looking for a solution that shouldn't be necessary. Yet another example where InDesign's index so-called feature is usable only in conjunction with a lot of scripts.

 

The trouble is that the index was added to InDesign about 15 years ago but it was never changed, despite numerous feature requests, bug reports, and white-papers. Please add your voice to the crowd on User Voice (https://indesign.uservoice.com) and request that the content of 'see' and 'see also' cross-reference markers can be customised.

Peter

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Good Morning, 

thank you for your explanation. That`s not good news. 

Holger

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Apr 27, 2021 Apr 27, 2021

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When you “update” an index, what do you do? 1 click!

So, just do this click running a simplistic script that updates the index and plays this simplistic Find/Replace! ...

No need to wait for years from Adobe for such a simplistic and relevant solution.

That’s the good news!  😉

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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