Hi Verner, I usually use the "Archive" structure, that is to say an overall directory (Product x.y. English) containing, on the same level : . the fm files an book file ; . a "graphic" directory containing all graphics ; . a "text" directory containing all text insets.
I copy paste this overall directory and rename it Product x.y. French (or whatever). (ONLY IF YOU HAVE TRADOS (or whatever CAT tool) : I set up a translation folder, which I divide into languages (French, Spanish, etc.). I then divide each of the language folder into MIF, ORG and STF folders. Then I convert all .fm files to .mif then .rtf or .ttx, and I send these files for translation (a translator does not translate straight into Frame)). The thing is that none of my graphics contains text (I do not actually document softs, so I don't have language specific screenshots), so links stay untouched, and the translator does not have to work on graphics. If I had language specific graphics, with the structure previously described, I could copy them directly into the "graphics" directory without chaning their name and overwrite the ones in the wrong language. Issue : Generic graphics are copied as many times as your number of languages... Yours, Mathieu > Subject: Off topic: Handling of linked graphics in several language versions > in Framemaker > Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 09:50:18 +0200 > From: verner.andersen at radiometer.dk > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > > Hey > I am describing a software product and have hundreds of screen shots in > my manual that is to be translated into several languages. > Have you a good idea for directory structure and file naming of graphics > inserted by reference? > > My idea is the following: > > Product version x.y > - Generic graphcis > - English > - - Framemaker files > -- Language specific graphics > -- pdf > > The idea is that by copying the English folder to another language > folder the translator will be up and running and can replace the > language specific graphics. > > I realize that screen shots with the same name will exist in different > versions and languages, but to use version/language specific graphics > will result days spent in re-importing graphics whenever a new version > of the manual is to be made. > > How do you solve this issue? > > > Med venlig hilsen - Best regards > Verner Andersen > Technical Writer > > Radiometer Medical ApS > Phone +45 3827 3612 > Fax +45 3827 2727 > verner.andersen at radiometer.dk > -------------------------------------------------------- > > > > Radiometer Medical ApS > Akandevej 21 > DK-2700 Bronshoj > Denmark > Phone: +45 38 27 38 27 > CVR: 13496188 > -------------------------------------------------------- > > This message (including any attachments) contains confidential > and/or proprietary information intended only for the addressee. > Any unauthorized disclosure, copying, distribution or reliance on > the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may > constitute a violation of law. If you are not the intended > recipient, please notify the sender immediately by responding to > this e-mail, and delete the message from your system. If you > have any questions about this e-mail please notify the sender > immediately. > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as bobitch at hotmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/bobitch%40hotmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _________________________________________________________________ Faites vous de nouveaux amis gr?ce ? l'annuaire des profils Messenger ! http://home.services.spaces.live.com/search/?page=searchresults&ss=true&FormId=AdvPeopleSearch&form=SPXFRM&tp=3&sc=2&pg=0&Search.DisplayName=Nom+public&search.gender=&search.age=&Search.FirstName=Pr%C3%A9nom&Search.LastName=Nom&search.location=Lieu&search.occupation=Profession&search.interests=amis&submit=Rechercher