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Importing Translated XML


  1. Open a PDF that has previously been exported.

  2. Choose File > Preferences... to change the spelling language.
    Ensure the language used for spell-checking corresponds to the language of the XML to be imported. If it is not, auto hyphenation will not be effective and may incorrectly hyphenate words.
    If the target language is not supported by Infix, it is best to disable auto-hyphenation.

  3. Choose Translate > Import Document... and choose an XML file. If the text tool is currently active and a text box is highlighted, Infix will only import the XML for that story. Otherwise it will try to import XML for the entire PDF.

  4. Use the Import Document XML dialogue to choose the file to import.

  5. Checking Automatically fit text... causes Infix to use sophisticated text fitting to squeeze new text into existing text boxes where it would otherwise overflow. Editing text whilst this setting is in effect can be very slow. It may be better to use normal, top-alignment during editing then switch to Full once finished.

    There are limits to the amount of text squeeze that can be applied. Some text may remain overset as a result. Choose File > Flightcheck... to locate overset text boxes after the import has been done.

  6. Press OK.
    Infix will perform a flight-check to determine if the imported text can be represented using the existing PDF fonts. If this reveals characters missing from the current font, you will be given the option to choose an alternate font.
    This can be another font in the PDF or one from your own system font collection.

  1. Infix will highlight an example of each problem font in the PDF. Select an alternate font from the Substitute Font: list and press Change.

    Press Ignore to force Infix to leave a particular font unchanged. This is useful for fonts such as Wingdings and Dingbats which do not have obvious substitutions.

    Your font choices are stored in the PDF. The next time XML is imported into the same PDF you will be given the option to re-use existing substitutions or redefine them.

  2. When all substitutions have been made, Infix will begin importing the XML text. Subsequent imports into the document will tend to be quicker since Infix will only process paragraphs that have changed since the last import.

The finished result, with new text flowed into the page.

Some additional editing is often needed where alternate fonts may not fit in the original spaces.

Editing speed can be improved by ensuring text boxes do not use Full alignment. Set this only once you have finished editing.

The font that
is causing the

A list shows all of the character shapes missing from the Current Font together with their Unicode names

Press Ignore to leave some fonts
unchanged - e.g. Wingdings or Symbol.