File Import Settings

IDML (Adobe InDesign)

Index pages for translation are placed at the end of the imported document. To have a translated index page in the completed IDML file, open the document in Adobe InDesign and regenerate the index page.

Only embedded images are carried over to the Completed file

File Types

  • .IDML

Import Options

  • Extract notes

  • Simplify codes

     Removes excessive text formatting from the job and the completed file.

  • Extract master spreads

  • Extract locked layers

  • Extract invisible layers

  • Extract hidden conditional text

  • Import hyperlink target

    Hyperlink target will be imported as translatable text

  • Keep kerning

    Imports the kerning formatting tags

  • Keep tracking

    Imports the tracking formatting tags

  • Replace font

  • Remove XML elements

    Removes special XML elements from InDesign stories before converting the file for translation. Fewer formatting tags will be in the job. XML elements are also removed from the completed file.

  • Extract variables

  • Target font

    If no font name is entered, default fonts for the following languages will be used:

    • Chinese (Taiwan)


    • Chinese


    • Arabic


    • Thai


    • Hebrew


    • Vietnamese


    • Japanese

      MS Mincho

    • Korean

      Arial Unicode MS

  • Convert to Memsource tags

    Matching text will be converted to Memsource tags using Regexp.

PDF Preview

IDML files can be previewed as PDF files in the editor with Frontlab integration. When previewing the translation, the Frontlab page opens where the PDF can be downloaded.

To set up Frontlab integration, follow these steps:

  1. Set up an account with Frontlab.

  2. From the Setup Setup_gear.png page, scroll down to the Integrations section and click on Frontlab.

    The Frontlab page opens.

  3. Provide Username, Password and Site ID.

  4. Click Check status.

    If correct, status is indicated with TM_search_info.png.

  5. Click Save.

    Credentials are saved for the integration.

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