Compare your similar old and new source documents
and get possible reuse

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Introduction

NextDoc compares text changes between a new original and a similar old document, e.g. an Old English manual and a new updated English manual.

NextDoc works with FrameMaker documents (saved as mif) and soon with InDesign documents(saved as idml).

Getting Started

Go to login and sign in to start comparing your DTP documents.

Step 1

Under UPLOAD OLD SOURCE VERSION click on browse to upload the old version source file(s) of your set of documents.

Step 2

Now you can upload the new source version of your set of documents.

Step 3

After both the old and new versions of the source file have been uploaded, you will prompted to make sure files are paired correctly: Click on Check proper pairing of files.

You can drag files up and down to pair them correctly.

When you are sure files are paired correctly tick All files are paired correctly and click on DONE.

You will be returned to the main window where you can select a service.

Step 4

In this step select one of the three available services e.g. “FULL SERVICE” and click DONE to return to main window.

Click now on GET REUSE RATE to get the COMPARISON RESULT page.

Step 5

In the COMPARISON RESULT page you can see how paragraphs in your documents are affected by changes.

Step 6

If you want to continue in the NextDoc process, under PROCEED WITH ORDER select one or more Target Languages.

Please note that if you choose FULL SERVICE, you can also upload support material in the form of TMX memories, TBX glossaries, PDF references etc.

If you are an idioma client, you can also select data from previous jobs stored in the idioma system.

Step 7

Once you have selected a target language click upload file under UPLOAD TARGET FILES.

Click CONTINUE to make sure files are paired correctly.

When you are sure files are paired correctly tick All files are paired correctly and click on CONTINUE.

Alignment of files pairs can be done as shown in Step 3 on page 2.

This will display the project estimate which you can also download as a PDF document.

Your project is now ready to order. Fill in the required information and click ORDER to proceed.

You can also leave a note for coordinators.

Now your project is running. You can now follow its progress in your browser.

Updating the new target file

The output of the NextDoc process will produce a new target file to be updated and an instructions file which contains new text to be translated and then pasted into the new target file.

Paragraphs in the instructions file are cross-referenced to paragraphs in the new target file.

Double click on the blue instruction text above each paragraph to get to the place in the new target file where translated text should be pasted.

Total reuse of existing content

NextDoc compares text changes between a new original and a similar old document, e.g. an Old English manual and a new updated English manual.

NextDoc works with FrameMaker documents (saved as mif) and soon with InDesign documents(saved as idml).

The service tracks

Text Additions
Changes in text
Text Deletions

When you have two documents that are very similar, it is often faster and cheaper to introduce these changes in the existing translated versions of your old document.


Because NextDoc makes a copy of your old translated document, all visuals (such as illustrations, photos, artwork, etc.) will be used as it is, while additions, changes and deletions in your new source will be recorded and prepared for translation. Once translated, you can easily insert the updates using the convenient markers in your target document.


If your New Source Files include many changes in layout, graphics, etc. compared to your old files, we offer a different solution, where we align the text from your old DTP files, then use the New Source Files as a base. DTP formatting will likely need to be reviewed, but illustrations and layout will be exactly like your new original. Please contact us at coord@idioma.com if your new document differs significantly from the old base file(s).

Benefits

Content stays identical with previous published documents
No need for time-consuming layout work
Much faster production

How NextDoc works