Formatting, Layout, Desktop Publishing

Formatting, Layout, Desktop Publishing

When text is translated, your document may require substantial adjustments. If the translated language is read from right to left, or it uses a different alphabet, it will most likely change the layout or length of a document. You need a reliable team that understands both translation and layout design when publishing multilingual documents like books, brochures, or banner ads for the web. At ALTA, our multilingual desktop publishing services include layout design for your publications, and our team can assist you through every aspect of the translation process to prepare both print and digital media.

Translation and Layout Services


When you prepare something for print or digital publication, you may need it translated into more than one language, especially when you are doing business internationally. Our multilingual services address all aspects of your translation needs, including page layout for dozens of languages. When you are producing media with multilingual translation needs, we will assign you a project manager to guide you through the entire project. The project manager can coordinate the layout design of your multilingual books, pamphlets, and mobile and web content.

We work with a variety of file formats and software packages, including but not limited to:

  • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • QuarkXPress
  • CorelDRAW
  • FrameMaker and PageMaker
  • Flash
  • Articulate Studio and Storyline
  • PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Autocad

Our multilingual desktop publishing solutions eliminate the need to hire freelance translators and designers for the languages you need translated. Whether you are preparing product inserts or instruction manuals for international products, our professional page layout service ensures that your final product will make a positive impression on your customers or clients. Our translators and layout designers specialize in a variety of fields including technical business translation, marketing and advertising translation, and website translation. Get started today, and make ALTA Language Services your first choice in language solutions.

Other Services at ALTA

Since 1980, we have been providing foreign language services to the private sector, non-profits, and government organizations. Our translation services are only one aspect of the multilingual solutions we provide. Some of our other services include language testing, language classes, and accent reduction. We offer customized language testing to meet the needs of your organization. We adjust our testing process so the results accurately represent the speaker’s language proficiency, depending on the demands of specific industries. We have online language classes that can help improve both speaking and reading skills. The class times are flexible and make it possible for language students to study even if they have a busy schedule. We also offer accent reduction, which allows your partners or clients to focus on what is being said, not how it is being said.

Contact ALTA Today

We can help you with any multilingual translation project. We have extensive experience producing multilingual books for the nation’s leading publishers, and our project managers are the best in the business. Fill out our online form for a free quote on your multilingual desktop publishing project. You can also contact us by phone at 800.895.8210. We will happily discuss the details of your project and answer any questions you might have.

Additional Resources

Free Translation Estimate

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    • Target Languages/Specific Regions (if applicable)
    • Word Count (if files unavailable)
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    • Will you need Typesetting or Layout Services?
    • Subject Matter
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