What is one2edit? It’s the best way to edit Adobe InDesign documents in a web browser. You don’t have to train your team on InDesign and InCopy. You don’t have to trust that they won’t ruin your brand identity by modifying elements they’re not supposed to. You can save lots of time and money by letting one2edit manage your documents and workflows, and enable all your editors, translators and reviewers do their work in an easy-to-use, WYSIWYG web browser interface. If you’re a printer or a developer, one2edit’s RESTful web services APIs enable you to integrate it with DAM/MAM and production systems to create custom web-to-print applications for your internal or external customers. To get an end-to-end demo of one2edit, fill out our contact form here.
There’s a good blog post on how to optimize InDesign files for translation on the GPI Translation Blog. There are some additional tips for optimizing InDesign files for one2edit, and I’ll be posting them here at some point in the near future.
This short video explains the three different types of document workflows available in one2edit:
- Editing a master document: the master InDesign document itself is edited/translated and reviewed. You would use this workflow for collaborative editing and review of the final draft of a master document.
- Editing a version document: copies of the master InDesign document are edited/translated and reviewed. You would use this workflow when creating translated versions of your master or source language document.
- Editing a template based on a master InDesign document: a copy of a posted template document is edited and reviewed. You would use this workflow in a brand management scenario when you’re making corporate templates available for field offices, franchises, stores, etc. to use to create their own marketing collateral.
In all three of these workflows, late stage layout, design, or content changes to the master document are pushed out to the edit/translation jobs in progress, so you’re always working on the latest version of the job in one2edit’s editor.
I’ve received this question several times from people who have heard about one2edit, but don’t really know what it’s for.
Unlike editorial systems from developers like vjoon (K4) and Woodwing (Enterprise), one2edit isn’t an InDesign document construction solution. one2edit is an InDesign document editing, translation, and review solution. one2edit can be an addition at the end of an editorial workflow when your content requires final edits, approvals, or translation and localization for syndication. one2edit is also designed for brand management solutions where corporate templates made in InDesign are made available for field offices, franchises, stores, etc. to insert their own content.
In other words, one2edit begins with a completed or nearly completed InDesign document (that could come from an editorial solution like those from vjoon or WoodWing), and then enables editors, translators and reviewers to work on that document in a WYSIWYG way in a web browser, rather than being required to learn InDesign or InCopy.
one2edit’s robust, RESTful web services APIs enable easy integration with editorial, MAM, DAM, and CMS systems, so that it can be integrated into new or legacy workflow or content management systems. The APIs can also be used to create dynamic document front ends for automated document construction using variable data. Template-based documents can be dynamically generated, and then assigned a workflow for browser-based editing, translation, and review using the one2edit APIs.
Of course, one2edit can also be used as a stand-alone solution for managing the editing, translation, and review of InDesign documents online.
one2edit 3.5 delivers several significant enhancements for editors, translators, reviewers, and project managers.
The web editor for InDesign documents has been redesigned, with new features added:
- new, easy to use panel based user interface
- new text segmentation engine that enables more powerful text editing, better template management, and better integration with 3rd-party translation management systems
- expanded notes functionality
- new image editor to expand what InDesign document editors can do when they want to replace or modify placed images
To learn more, arrange a demo for you and your company.