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Desktop publishing

Desktop publishing (DTP) is the creation of documents using page layout software. This service is often added when the file that goes through translation is complex due to the elements present on the pages (various sections and titles, images, captions, etc). Simply populating the translation back into the source file will often shift elements and mess up the layout of the file, this is way a DTP artist needs to reorganize the element on the translated file as per the source file. This is particularly the case when translations are done from a language with short sentences such as English into languages with longer words such as German or Italian. In the case of a English to German translation the text areas tend to expand up to 30%.

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