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Is there a way to translate English to Spanish and French?

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Aug 13, 2020

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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.

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Is there a way to translate English to Spanish and French?

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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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Correct answer by jane-e | Adobe Community Professional

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.

~ Jane

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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.

~ Jane

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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). 

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Thank you both for replying. I knew it was a long show but figured it doesnt hurt to ask.

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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.

 

http://www.id-extras.com/products/translate/

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