What are the Publish View and the Translation View?
- When you open a Graphic News graphic it will be in the Publish View i.e. the graphic should be visible in the centre of your monitor, and all the layers should be locked except the top Text layer.
- If you select the Translation View from the Menu bar, the graphic will be invisible, and all you will is a second text layer, the Translation layer. You couldn’t see this before because it was beneath the background layer.
- This Translation Layer was introduced to help translators. Any text that has been outlined in the graphic (and is therefore unmodifiable) is available unoutlined on this layer (and so modifiable). You can therefore delete the outlined text and replace it with the un-outlined (and therefore editable) text from the translation layer. If you use Cmd-F to paste the text in it will be in exactly the same position as the outlined text was before.
- The Translation Layer can also be used as a source of text. If a translator corrupts a block of text by mistake and can’t get the formatting back to what it was before, they can use the eyedropper tool and click on the text in the Translation layer to “pick up” the original format. Remember though that because GN use carriage returns at the end of each line of text (rather than text boxes) each line of text in a caption is essentially a different paragraph. So if the first line of a caption is indented, only that line should have the first line indent in it’s paragraph setting.
- The Guides View: This contains non-printing guides that can be used to align test