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Desktop Publishing (DTP) / File Prep

An essential first step we take in our translation process is prepping files for translation.

Our DTP team extracts your text, which includes all the non-editable text as well, and meticulously prepares your content for each translator, and the various software and CAT tools they use.

This process helps ensure that our translation specialists can work easily, efficiently and provide higher quality service. Our translators do what they do best – translate your content – while leaving the formatting to our experts.

Well-prepared files save a lot of time and money, especially if you are translating to several languages.

Our capabilities include:


of XLIFF files for various CAT tools including SDL Trados, memoQ, Wordfast Pro and more.


of Bilingual Tables from various formats including PDF files, InDesign, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, CorelDRAW, AutoCAD, Microsoft Publisher


of PDF files to Word (.docx), Excel (.xlsx), PowerPoint (.pptx), InDesign (.indd and idml), Illustrator (.ai), AutoCAD drawing (.dwg) QuarkXpress (.qxd and .qxp), InDesign (.indd and idml).

To achieve the best results possible, we use the latest software versions for both PC and MAC.

Software we use:

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Project, Visio)
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Autodesk AutoCAD
Trados Studio
Wordfast Pro
Madcap Lingo