Localizing product brochures


Localizing marketing collateral including product brochures is a highly complex process that involves a range of internal and external stakeholders. And market conditions present tough challenges: Product launch cycles are getting shorter and budgets are getting smaller, while more (digital) channels need to be filled and expectations for quality are rising all the time. To keep up with the competition, you need to be fast, efficient and consistent. one2edit™ gives you the speed and efficiency you need when adapting product brochures for local markets, while also ensuring consistency in the way your brand is brought to life.


The information and description in product brochures and technical documents needs to be comprehensive, technically precise and in line with regulatory requirements – and the brand design needs to be just right. This can present a big challenge because so many internal and external departments and functions are involved in the process of adapting marketing collateral for local markets (e.g. Product Marketing, Branding, agencies, translators). These groups often collaborate across different time zones, which can lead to expensive delays in your process.

Alongside translation, the process also often involves changing image material, adapting descriptions of products and services, and adding or removing information. This frequently means external service providers or agencies need to make changes to the layout. Multiple rounds of feedback and approval slow the process down – especially if product data arrives at the last minute.


We’ve developed a web-based solution that meets all of your requirements and makes localizing marketing collateral easier, more comfortable and more efficient: one2edit™ is based on Adobe technology and offers a unique, browser-based user interface. All users worldwide can edit, translate and approve e.x. product brochures based on InDesign without the need to install anything – and without expertise in using InDesign.

one2edit™ offers design agencies unlimited creative freedom because it includes almost all InDesign functions. And it protects your corporate design through its clearly defined roles and access rights, as well as through pre-defined design rules.

Documents can be checked in and out at any time. Customized workflows support the entire process of translation and localization of marketing collateral. And it also offers a built-in translation memory and the possibility to integrate external translation tools – which increases the efficiency of your localization processes.

This gives you the power to get your brochures, technical data sheets, user information, certificates and other communication materials ready for the market faster than ever – while staying 100 % on brand.


one2edit™ enables you to use the Adobe InDesign book function for combining multiple documents into one single document.

In this way, you can provide users with the ability to choose from a variety of single-page and double-page layouts to create a new document. You can also provide layout formats for title pages, content pages and back pages that users can adapt to meet their specific needs.

It’s also possible to allocate tasks across multiple editors, proofreaders and approvers using a workflow. one2edit™ enables you to reflect as many editorial processes as you need in a simple and flexible way. And you can even break down editing units into individual segments as small as just a single letter – while maintaining complete control at all times.

one2edit™ makes it possible to create multiple versions of a document based on the master version, with a unique workflow for each new version. Whether localizing, adapting or translating content, new versions are connected to the master document throughout the entire process. And one2edit™ integrates any changes to the design or content of the master version into all additional versions.

You can decide if a change to the master document should be reflected in an adapted version, or whether you want to consider the new version as an independent document.

The dynamic link between the master document and all other versions gives you the power to begin your translation process before the design has been finalized– or to run the translation and design processes simultaneously. Last-minute design changes are no longer a problem. In fact, working in parallel may even save you time.

The one2edit™ brand design framework can be set up with just a few clicks. You can generate templates that reflect your choices about which formatting options to make available for your users. Each user can then choose from your library of templates based on their access rights. It’s also easy to create self-service functions for actions like setting the font size or character spacing – using slider controls that are configured in line with your preferences for the minimum and maximum values. 

You can also make additional design options available for any users who need them. one2edit™ features all of the InDesign formatting options for text and images. You decide what makes sense and what’s allowed. You can set company-wide standards and define any exceptions with fully-individualized design rules whenever necessary.

Once you’ve saved your brand design rules, you can reuse them and assign them to projects easily using the drag and drop function. Any changes to saved rules will automatically be applied to any templates that use this rule. Design rules can be applied to an entire document or to individual elements of a document. This granular management of rules opens up the maximum amount of flexibility and ensures compliance with your corporate design guidelines – with a minimum amount of effort.

The intuitive and flexible user interface can be adapted to meet all requirements. one2edit™ offers a role-specific display with an interface that only features the relevant functions for each specific user. This gives users a simple and fast introduction to one2edit™, while increasing acceptance levels and raising the degree of use – which eliminates the need for training in the majority of cases.

Access rights and user roles can be freely defined and allocated quickly and simply through group structures. one2edit™ can be set up to reflect multiple internal and external organizational structures. You can also manage the specific content each user is able to access, as well as defining every individual user’s role within each workflow and deciding which tools and formatting options for editing documents are made available.

Make content elements available to be edited by a group of users by moving them into ContentGroups using the drag and drop functionCreate multiple ContentGroups to distribute content to various teams or individuals (e.g. copywriting, image editing etc.) or withdraw selected content from the editing process simply by not allocating it to any of your ContentGroups. one2edit™ can even allocate most content automatically as soon as you import the InDesign document. 

The detailed options and settings for rights and roles provide a secure and efficient way of working, even for less-experienced users.

The integrated one2edit™ workflow engine can be used to create editing, feedback and approval processes quickly and simply using the drag and drop function. There’s no limit to the number of process steps or participants involved. You can set up automatic notifications to be sent when a process step is completed, activate interactions with other systems via web-services and follow the progress in the project overview.

User rights can be based on roles and job assignments – and can be adapted for each individual project. External and internal users worldwide are able to work together through their browser. Each user has a personalized list of tasks, while the project manager can follow all activities in the project overview. This makes localization and adaptation of communications materials an efficient and transparent process.

There’s no need to create complicated workflows or business process notations, and no need for programming skills or training activities. Our workflow engine is built to meet real-world needs and makes it possible to create processes quickly – and adapt them just as fast if necessary.

Workflows enable you to automate processes by offering a wide range of export functions and possibilities to communicate with other systems. You can also save workflows and reuse them as templates. This gives you the power to standardize your processes using the one2edit™ workflow engine without having to give up your agility.

one2edit™ offers an integrated translation memory that can support the localization of media by performing pre-translations automatically. It’s also possible to create a smooth connection between the translation memory and existing translation systems like SDL|Trados, MemoQ or Across. You have the freedom to define workflows that include using machine translation through Google or Microsoft Services – and you can also involve human translators in the process. 

The possibilities for creating efficient and smooth processes for localization using one2edit™ are almost unlimited. You can set your own rules for segmentation or use preconfigured standards for common systems.And you can decide whether the integrated spelling and grammar correction system uses an existing dictionary or works with your own dictionary. 

The WYSIWYG preview gives you the right context for translations while also showing whether the translated text fits into the layout. If space gets tight, one2edit™ offers you alternatives that can help save room – from font sizes through to character and line spacing, and many others.

With one2edit™, you can start the localization process before the document design has been finalized. Design developments and changes to the master document can be integrated into all language versions simply and easily. The dynamic connection between the master layout and the versions for different countries or languages makes it possible to save a significant amount of time compared to conventional approaches.

The one2edit™ text rules give you the power to automatically check and correct the spelling and typographical formatting of product names and descriptions, (chemical) formulas, prices and many other types of content that are often time-consuming to implement and check manually. 

The rules make sure the registered trademark symbol is automatically added to your product names when users enter them into one2edit™ or when product names are entered into one2edit™ via an external data source. Special spellings (upper- and lower-case letters) and formatting (bold, underlined, italics, spacing between letters etc.) can be applied automatically, removing the need for quality control processes. 

Formatting possibilities cover the full range of Adobe InDesign® options, so you don’t have to compromise and have the power to implement even the smallest typographical details.

The one2edit™ text rules can be applied automatically or presented to the user as a suggestion. Whenever multiple options are presented at the same time, users simply select their preference from a list. And alongside saving you time, the one2edit™ text rules also help you improve consistency and strengthen the quality of your communications content.