One thing to consider if you have callouts that will need translating is the expansion in the length of the callout. What terms might fit in the space allotted in English may or may not in other languages. If they don't fit, then the translators will need to manually resize the callout frame (extra cost). Or they'll have to pick a smaller font size to fit (not following the styles AND extra cost).
For these reasons, we do our callouts using numbers and arrows only on the graphic itself and a table below the graphic. Yes, it takes up more room, and is slightly less user-friendly, but it keeps the graphics much cleaner and makes translations easier. It was a compromise we chose to make after consulting with our translators, and has worked well with us for several years now. -Carla -----Original Message----- From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Diane Gaskill Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:01 AM To: Ann Zdunczyk; framers at frameusers.com Subject: RE: Frame's lame callouts Adding to what Ann said, ALL text in frames is picked up by the Translators Workbench and can easily be translated as part of the body text flow. Free text winds up at the end of the file. Although it is translatable, it take more time and you will be charged for it becasue they have to look at it separately. My advice to anyone whose docs have even the remotest chance of being translated - use text frames for anything that will be translated, including callouts of course. I did not see this mentioned so I also wanted to say something about shortcuts when creating callouts. Create a callout-sized text frame and tag the empty paragraph with your callout tag. Move the frame to the side of he page. Then copy and paste the empty frame wherever you need a callout. Edit the text in each callout. Much easier and faster than creating a new text frame and tagging the text every time. Hope this helps. Diane Gaskill Hitachi Data Systems ======================== - CONFIDENTIAL- This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential, and may also be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not review, use, copy, or distribute this message. If you receive this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply email and then delete this email.