Hi, At our company they established a step called "incoming inspection". During this step, the publisher colleagues check the incoming Frame files and they allow more space for the call-out, tables etc. We work into 16 European languages, and as linguist - by the time the files get to me - I hardly ever have any space issues in the Frame files.
During the translation phase, in Trados Tag Editor, one can also "play some tricks" using tags to insert non-breaking spaces etc. When I convert from the Trados translation environment into Frame, sometimes some text boxes have to be enlarged, but this is only occassional and it does not really take a lot of time. The EN source material is not written by us, we receive it from another department, so I have no idea how those guys tackle this. Hope this helps, ?rp?d -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Andersen, Verner Engell VEA Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:16 AM To: framers at omsys.com; framers at lists.frameusers.com Cc: Becker, Jean-Pierre JPB Subject: Minimizing layout work on localised manuals using trados translation memory Hi I work with unstructured Framemaker 8. As you all know some localised languages take up more space than others. This may result in the English source version looking OK and the translated German version needing layout work. Do you have ways to minimizd the layout work? Do you plan for additional space in columns so that the same tables can be used in serveral languages? In case of major updates of an English manual do you simply run it through the translation memory and redo the layout work on localized files? Any tips on minimizing the layout work are welcome. Can we do more to minimize layout work on translated manuals if we go structured? Best regards, Verner Andersen -------------------------------------------------------- Radiometer Medical ApS Akandevej 21 2700 Bronshoj Denmark Phone: +45 38 27 38 27 CVR: 27 50 91 85 -------------------------------------------------------- Please be advised that this email may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, please do not read, copy or re-transmit this email. If you have received this email in error, please notify us by email by replying to the sender and by telephone (call us collect at +1 202-828-0850) and delete this message and any attachments. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance. In addition, Danaher and its subsidiaries disclaim that the content of this email constitutes an offer to enter into, or the acceptance of, any contract or agreement or any amendment thereto; provided that the foregoing disclaimer does not invalidate the binding effect of any digital or other electronic reproduction of a manual signature that is included in any attachment to this email. _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as arpad.asztalos at medtronic.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/arpad.asztalos%40medtronic.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. [CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY NOTICE] Information transmitted by this email is proprietary to Medtronic and is intended for use only by the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is private, privileged, confidential or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient or it appears that this mail has been forwarded to you without proper authority, you are notified that any use or dissemination of this information in any manner is strictly prohibited. In such cases, please delete this mail from your records. To view this notice in other languages you can either select the following link or manually copy and paste the link into the address bar of a web browser: http://emaildisclaimer.medtronic.com