What is a TransTable? Do I need a TransTable? How do I use a TransTable?

An Import TransTable, (a/k/a Import Translation Table), is a feature of the DesignMerge Pro and DesignMerge Catalog software packages that allows you to swap individual characters during a merge. This feature is most useful when importing a data file created on a different platform (for example, your data file was created on a Windows system, and you are merging that data file on a Macintosh system, or vice-versa).

When you are merging data into a document and some characters are not displaying as you would expect (for example, a '®' character appears as an 'Æ' character), then an Import TransTable may resolve this. 

For more detailed information about TransTables, including when and how to use one, please visit the TransTable Page on the Meadows web site.

This page also provides a link to download two free Import TransTables: the Meadows Macintosh to Windows TransTable, and the Meadows Windows to Macintosh TransTable.