Adobe XD Plugin

With the Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD, you can use texts from Crowdin Enterprise in your designs to save time for both designers and developers. These could include original or translated texts. If necessary, you can add new ones (e.g., dialog titles, button labels) and send them to translators in Crowdin Enterprise.

Use Cases

  • Quickly generate multilingual creative assets.
  • Translate mockups and test them in different languages before the programming starts.
  • Stop using ‘Lorem Ipsum’, add real texts from Crowdin Enterprise to your prototypes instead.
  • Create and upload source strings from your designs to your Crowdin Enterprise project. This way, uploaded strings could be used by developers, which reduces time spent on development.
  • Upload tagged screenshots to your Crowdin Enterprise project.

Installing Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD

  1. Sign in to Adobe XD.
  2. Navigate to Plugins > Discover plugins…
  3. Click Browse.
  4. Use the Search Plugins… field to find the Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD.
  5. Click Install.

Connecting Adobe XD with Crowdin Enterprise Account

Setting up Crowdin Enterprise Credentials

To specify your Crowdin Enterprise credentials in Adobe XD, follow these steps:

  1. On the left panel, click Plugins > Crowdin for Adobe XD.
  2. Click .
  3. Provide your Personal Access Token.
  4. Specify your organization domain name and click Save.
    Adobe XD Plugin Connect to Crowdin Enterprise

To generate a new token in Crowdin Enterprise, follow these steps:

  • Go to Account Settings > Access tokens tab, and click New token.
  • Specify Token Name, select Scopes and Projects, click Create.

Selecting Crowdin Enterprise project

To select the project you’d like to work with, click the drop-down menu, and select a project from the list. Later on, you can use the same drop-down menu to switch to another project if needed. Adobe XD Plugin Selecting Crowdin Project

Additionally, you can select the specific branch your content will be uploaded to. Adobe XD Plugin Selecting Branch

UI Localization

Use the Strings section when localizing UI and working on dynamic pages with your development and marketing teams. In this section, you can add source strings from Crowdin Enterprise to your designs in Adobe XD in a click. After the texts are used in the designs, you can automatically upload tagged screenshots for translators’ reference back to Crowdin Enterprise.

Using Source Strings from Crowdin Enterprise in Adobe XD

  1. Open the Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD.
  2. In the Strings section, use the Search field to find the specific copy. You can search strings by both the source text or the string identifier.
  3. Select the text layer you want to add text to and click on the needed string. Adobe XD Plugin Using Source Strings from Crowdin Enterprise in Adobe XD

After using the source strings from Crowdin Enterprise in your designs, you can preview translations for these strings in Adobe XD and upload screenshots for them to your Crowdin Enterprise project.

Adding Source Strings from Adobe XD to Crowdin Enterprise

You can add the strings that are already used in the designs or create and add completely new strings.

  1. Open the Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD.
  2. To add the strings used in the designs, select the whole artboard, multiple artboards, or the needed strings on the artboards. Alternatively, skip this step if you want to add a new string.
  3. In the Strings section, click .
  4. In the appeared dialog, fill in the required fields.
  5. (Optional) To add labels to the strings, alternately select them from the Label drop-down menu and click Save.
    Adobe XD Plugin Add String

To add the same strings into multiple files in Crowdin Enterprise, alternately select the needed files from the File drop-down menu.

Adobe XD Plugin Add String To Multiple Files

If some artboards contain hidden elements that should not be added to Crowdin Enterprise, clear the Push hidden elements option.

Added strings will be transferred to your Crowdin Enterprise project and also will be displayed in the list of the Strings section. You can edit or delete the strings from the same list anytime. The respective changes will also be applied to the strings in your Crowdin Enterprise project.

Key Naming Pattern Settings

To simplify adding strings from Adobe XD to the Crowdin Enterprise project, you can set up the desired key naming pattern for the source string identifiers in the plugin settings. The Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD will suggest the string identifiers for new strings based on the selected pattern. While adding new source strings, you can always edit the suggested identifier to the preferred look.

To select the key naming pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD.
  2. Open the plugin Settings.
  3. In the Key naming pattern section, select the preferred option from the drop-down menu.

Uploading Tagged Screenshots to Crowdin Enterprise

  1. Open the Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD.
  2. In the Strings section, use texts from the Crowdin Enterprise project in your designs. Click to upload screenshots of the artboards that include the used texts.
  3. To update screenshots on Crowdin Enterprise, click again.

To learn more, read the article Screenshots.

Previewing Strings

Preview translations from Crowdin Enterprise for the strings used in the designs in Adobe XD. You can preview translations in the new frames or the original ones. When previewing translations in the new frames, you can populate them with the actual translations or with string keys for further use by developers.

To preview strings populated with translations, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD.
  2. In the Strings > Preview Strings section, select Preview in duplicated artboards or Preview in the current artboards.
  3. Select Create with language.
  4. Select the target language you want to preview translations for. You can also choose All languages.
  5. Choose the content you want to preview in Adobe XD. Select All Artboards or Selected Artboards. Adobe XD Plugin Preview Strings

To preview strings populated with key names, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Crowdin plugin for Adobe XD.
  2. In the Strings > Preview Strings section, select Preview in duplicated artboards.
  3. Select Create with key names.
  4. Choose the content you want to preview in Adobe XD. Select All Artboards or Selected Artboards.
    Adobe XD Plugin Preview Keys

Marketing Visuals Localization

Use the Translation section to localize static pages, like brochures and banners. In this section, you can send texts with context for translators to Crowdin Enterprise and upload translated copies back to Adobe XD.

Sending Texts for Translation to Crowdin Enterprise

You can send text for translation either from selected or all artboards from an Adobe XD file. Translators will work with those texts in the list view and use designs as an additional context for even higher translation quality.

In Crowdin Enterprise, a root folder Adobe XD plugin will be created. It will contain a subfolder named after your XD file with HTML files for each artboard inside. This folder can also contain a free-text.html file with texts not included in any of the artboards. If needed, you can disable content segmentation in the plugin Settings so the long texts will not be split into sentences.

To send Adobe XD designs for translation, follow these steps:

  1. Open the necessary Adobe XD file.
  2. Go to Plugins > Crowdin for Adobe XD.
  3. In the Translation > Send texts to Crowdin section, select content you’d like to translate. Select All Artboards or Selected Artboards.
    Adobe XD Plugin Send Texts

When the source files are uploaded to your Crowdin Enterprise project, you can invite contributors to translate and proofread them.

Read more about translation strategies.

Uploading Translations from Crowdin Enterprise to Adobe XD

You can synchronize texts between Adobe XD and Crowdin Enterprise projects whenever you want to test the translated copy inside Adobe XD or generate multilingual assets.

To upload translated copies to Adobe XD, follow these steps:

  1. Open the necessary Adobe XD file.
  2. Go to Plugins > Crowdin for Adobe XD.
  3. In the Translation > Get translations from Crowdin section, select the target language you want to upload translations for. You can also select All languages.
  4. Select the content you want to preview in Adobe XD. Select All Artboards or Selected Artboards.
    Adobe XD Plugin Get Translations

After uploading translations to Adobe XD, the modified file will contain a separate artboard with translations for each target language. The newly uploaded translated versions won’t override the ones you uploaded previously. You can always delete the translated copies you no longer need.
Adobe XD Plugin Uploaded Translations

If you’d like the newly uploaded translated versions to override the previously uploaded ones, open the plugin Settings and select Override existing translations.

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