Storyline 3 XLIFF translation woes

Sep 05, 2017

Since the announcement of the demise of Flash I have been tasked with making our case to a very large client that Storyline is the way to go for all future content. The biggest sticking point for our client is that their in-house translation company have spent a lot of money building a system to streamline translation using XML, Flash and InDesign. I have been testing out Storyline 3 since it's release hoping that the XLIFF translation method has been sorted and I have come up against an issue that I hope can be resolved.

I have successfully exported the content to an XLIFF file, I have translated the content with no issue and I have re-inserted it into Storyline with relative ease. The problem I am experiencing is that the formatting of the content is not being maintained when the translated text is inserted. For example, there is a slide with bullet points, when this is translated and re-inserted the bullets no longer come across but are replaced with " & # xA; ", is there a way that I can maintain the visual integrity of each slide when using the XLIFF translation method?

Just to be clear, we have had plenty of success using the Word document method but our client cannot use a Word document in their workflow.

3 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi there Kai, so glad you reached out. I want to make sure you get the help you need as soon as possible, so I've opened a case on your behalf. Could you send us a copy of the original Storyline 3 file and the XLIFF file through this form? Our Support Engineers will test it out, and they'll contact you via email as soon as they have information to share!

Alyssa Gomez

Good news, Kai! I'm excited to let you know that we just released update 3 for Storyline 3! It includes new features and fixes - check them all out here.

One of the fixes addresses an issue where a bullet point would disappear after importing XLIFF 1.2 back into Storyline.

Here’s where you can download and install the latest version of Storyline 3. Let me know how you make out!

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