Cleaning up a local formatting mess


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Cleaning up a local formatting mess

One of the most common tasks in InDesign is importing a text or RTF file often from Microsoft Word. And one of the main problems that occur when people do this is that the folks using Word or some other word processor added some formatting that you want to keep as well as a bunch of formatting that you want to get rid of. For example, I'm going to go to the File menu, choose Place and pick this RTF file. This was saved out of Microsoft Word. I'll click Open and I'm going to place it inside this frame here. It threads through all the frames just the way I want, but I can see quickly because I know my template that this looks wrong, totally wrong.

Let's zoom on this little bit. It looks like the font is wrong, the size is wrong, all kinds of things are wrong. In fact, if I open my Paragraph Styles panel and double-click on some text to switch to the Type tool, I can see that wherever I click, I get a plus sign. It says plus there, says plus down here. Now I know that the plus...

Cleaning up a local formatting mess
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Cleaning up a local formatting mess provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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