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Using Word and InDesign Together
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Using Word and InDesign Together

with Anne-Marie Concepción

Video: Welcome

(SOUND). Hi, I'm Anne-Marie Concepcion, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to my course, Using Word and InDesign Together. We'll start out, by learning how Word and InDesign work with styles. You'll learn what I have come to call, Best practices for flowing and formatting Word texts into InDesign, including managing tricky issues like, local formatting, Indexes, images, and footnotes and endnotes. I'll show a number of free scripts and other third party solutions that can really save the day. I share some great solutions I've found for the most common issues, including a file full of normal plus styles, and for what I like to call bizarre formatting plus, I've got some in-case of emergencies techniques, for rescuing corrupted files. Finally, I show some of my favorite Word alternatives, that you can use hand in hand with your Word and InDesign workflow.
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 18m 27s
    1. Discovering how text styles work in Word
      7m 12s
    2. Understanding the basics of InDesign text styles (for Word users)
      4m 42s
    3. Identifying which formatting attributes transfer and which don't
      6m 33s
  3. 46m 52s
    1. Cleaning up text formatting in Word
      6m 36s
    2. Checking paragraph and character defaults in InDesign
      3m 57s
    3. Controlling text formatting when cutting and pasting
      3m 54s
    4. An overview of placing (importing) Word files into InDesign
      3m 31s
    5. Stripping out Word styles when importing text
      4m 31s
    6. Preserving Word styles when importing text
      6m 25s
    7. Mapping Word styles to InDesign styles
      5m 40s
    8. Creating a Word template with InDesign styles
      6m 30s
    9. Linking to Word files for automatic updating
      5m 48s
  4. 37m 32s
    1. Importing Word tables of contents (TOCs)
      4m 25s
    2. Converting a Word index into an InDesign one
      5m 12s
    3. Working with footnotes
      3m 57s
    4. Converting static endnotes into dynamic endnotes
      7m 2s
    5. Managing inline images and photos
      4m 54s
    6. Working with page breaks
      6m 35s
    7. Working with tracked changes
      5m 27s
  5. 1h 6m
    1. Removing extra returns, tabs, spaces, and other deadwood
      7m 18s
    2. Converting tagged Word docs to styled InDesign text with Find Change
      4m 53s
    3. Converting tagged Word docs to styled InDesign text with a script
      5m 35s
    4. Replacing Word styles with InDesign ones after importing
      5m 27s
    5. Diagnosing and fixing bizarrely formatted text
      5m 18s
    6. Deleting Word hyperlinks and or their formatting
      7m 12s
    7. Fixing missing glyphs (empty squares pink highlighting)
      4m 35s
    8. Converting local formatting to character styles with Find/Change
      5m 39s
    9. Converting local formatting to character styles with a script
      7m 18s
    10. Merging text from inline text frames in Word into the main text flow
      6m 2s
    11. Extracting embedded art from a Word file
      7m 22s
  6. 15m 30s
    1. Maggying the Word file to remove internal corruption
      4m 35s
    2. Round-tripping to InDesign RTF to clean up unnecessary information
      3m 43s
    3. Using the Divide and Conquer method in either program
      5m 8s
    4. Rescuing the text from a damaged Word file
      2m 4s
  7. 20m 11s
    1. Linking to Word files with the WordsFlow plugin
      3m 35s
    2. Syncing Google Docs with InDesign via the DocsFlow plugin
      4m 38s
    3. Converting Word docs to InCopy for fast and accurate formatting
      5m 47s
    4. Collaborating with an InDesign-InCopy workflow
      6m 11s
  8. 2m 50s
    1. Resources for Word and InDesign help
      2m 50s

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Using Word and InDesign Together
3h 30m Intermediate Jul 30, 2013

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Many designers used Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign together, but the unique formatting and hidden markup in Word often cause issues when you bring text into InDesign. In this course, learn how to make these programs play nicely together and create beautifully formatted documents from existing text. Author and InDesign Secrets creator Anne-Marie Concepción shows how to clean up your text formatting, strip out Word styles and map them to InDesign ones, place Word document elements in InDesign, and fix the formatting once the text arrives. Plus, learn to repair corrupt Word files and explore alternatives to Word such as InCopy and Google Docs.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the differences between InDesign and Word styles
  • Identifying which formatting attributes transfer and which don't
  • Controlling text formatting when cutting and pasting
  • Placing Word files in InDesign with the Import Options dialog box
  • Linking to Word files for automatic updating
  • Working with footnotes, hyperlinks, and tracked changes
  • Learning best practices for fixing text formatting
  • Extracting embedded images and converting Word art
  • Converting local formatting to character styles with free scripts
  • Round-tripping to InDesign RTF to clear out file corruption
  • Syncing Google Docs with InDesign via DocsFlow
  • Converting Word docs to InCopy for fast and accurate formatting
Subjects:
Design Page Layout
Software:
InDesign Word
Author:
Anne-Marie Concepción

Welcome

(SOUND). Hi, I'm Anne-Marie Concepcion, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to my course, Using Word and InDesign Together. We'll start out, by learning how Word and InDesign work with styles. You'll learn what I have come to call, Best practices for flowing and formatting Word texts into InDesign, including managing tricky issues like, local formatting, Indexes, images, and footnotes and endnotes. I'll show a number of free scripts and other third party solutions that can really save the day. I share some great solutions I've found for the most common issues, including a file full of normal plus styles, and for what I like to call bizarre formatting plus, I've got some in-case of emergencies techniques, for rescuing corrupted files. Finally, I show some of my favorite Word alternatives, that you can use hand in hand with your Word and InDesign workflow.

Now that you're all excited about finally getting these two monsters to play nicely with each other, lets get started, with using Word and InDesign together.

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