Desktop Publishing (DTP): The Magic Within

March 14, 2013by future-trans0
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“When it comes to translation and desktop publishing, the safest bet would be to seek the services of professional desktop publishing service providers, specifically those who also provide translation services.

Truth be told, desktop publishing services are very inundating tasks that can really frustrate you if you are not prepared for the detail involved. Desktop publishing services are all about generating documents attuned to the page layouts that you desire.”

 

Desktop Publishing Services: Going in on your Own

Chances are that you have spent countless hours trying to manipulate that important document using several desktop publishing software only to be frustrated by the final page layout you achieve. You may have even searched for tips from the many desktop publishing ‘experts’ online but the final outcome never appealed to you. Some people end up queuing at the service bureau of printing cafes just to get more frustrated by service providers who do not understand their needs and those of their clients. There is a solution to all these called professional desktop publishing services.

Professional Providers of Desktop Publishing Services

When it comes to translation and desktop publishing, the safest bet would be to seek the services of professional desktop publishing service providers, specifically those who also provide translation services. Fortunately, there are a couple of professional translation service providers who provide desktop publishing services in addition to translation services. So why should you turn to professional desktop publishing service providers and not go through the trouble yourself?

The Workload under Desktop Publishing Services

Truth be told, desktop publishing services are very inundating tasks that can really frustrate you if you are not prepared for the detail involved. Desktop publishing services are all about generating documents attuned to the page layouts that you desire. They entail designing and arranging page layouts, ensuring consistency of the page layout across several documents, making changes to font, incorporating typographic styles and integrating text with graphics. When it comes to handling translated text under desktop publishing services, the work even doubles. There is need for more consistency, need for better understanding of clients’ needs and need for localization.

Why Professional Providers of Desktop Publishing Services?

It is very likely that you are new to desktop publishing. Even if you are not, you may not have an in-depth understanding of the localization requirements that emerge during translation. Providers of professional translation services who also provide desktop publishing services have certain solid capabilities. They have the technical knowhow of which desktop publishing software to use so as to achieve certain page layouts and to meet the localization needs of clients.

It is not enough to use desktop publishing software. You must match the nature of the source document to the kind of software to use. The source document may be general text and graphical publications, very long texts containing series of chapters or publications rich in tabular content. There is specific desktop publishing software suitable for each kind of source document. For example, Corel Ventura is the ideal desktop publishing software is the ideal program for handling publication rich in tabular content. Providers of professional desktop publishing services are well versed in these.

You may be tempted to limit the scope of desktop publishing services to only book manipulation. That is far from the truth. Desktop publishing services also entail working on everything from packaging material to promotional merchandise.

 

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