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Colors: Connotations and Symbolism

Not everyone knows it, but colors have psychological connotations that can affect company texts or marketing in both positive and negative ways, depending on where in the world said text or advertisement is published or issued, respectively. Colors are of great importance for a brand to receive positive repercussions within a determined society or culture. […]

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The Importance of a Thorough QA

As a result of the experience I’ve gained through the coordination and planning of translation and localization projects, I’ve discovered the importance of setting aside enough time to perform a thorough quality control, which is often the key to getting good customer feedback. It’s in the quality control stage when we check to see if […]

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Translation-Proof Graphic Design

Oftentimes translation companies like Trusted Translations can take care of the entire production process, from source file preparation to the final file design in the target language. Nevertheless, it’s never redundant to remind ourselves of a few fundamental guidelines for a design adaptable to any language, for more efficient communication on a global level. Here […]

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What Is an OCR Software?

An OCR software program is any computer tool or program that performs Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and is normally used in translation agencies for converting PDF files that come from different sources. This tools are ideal for converting Adobe InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, or other formats commonly used in design. Typically, translators are not familiar with […]

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Why Include DTP Services in Your Project?

In other posts we have defined DTP (Desktop Publishing) within the realm of translation. Simply put, it is the use of computer programs for the treatment of graphic displays, in combination with other tools for layout and design, printers and a long list of items that work as aids for the entire process. Normally the documents […]

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The Complicated Task of Working with Scanned PDFs

Translation, as we know, is a task that requires many skills. Besides the more obvious ability to communicate text clearly and correctly from one language into another, professional translation also requires other skills, e.g. the ability to understand the context of a document, the ability to view different formats of a document and the ability […]

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INDD files and DTP

Indd files are those created with Adobe InDesign. Adobe InDesign is a design program that is used for design work such as posters, brochures, manuals, magazines, books, etc. When a client sends its material in indd files, it is processed in a somewhat more complex manner than when the material is made in simpler programs […]

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