Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting local formatting to character styles with a script, part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
When you're confronted with a Word document that has lots of local overrides,…the one thing you want to do is to save the local overrides that you want by…converting them to character styles. And then, that way it's a lot easier to…get rid of the overrides that you don't want with all sorts of different methods…in InDesign. In a previous video in this chapter, I…showed how to do that manually with Fine Change.…Now I want to show you a couple scripts that will help, and these scripts are free!…Yay! I'm including, some of them in the,…exercise files, and I'll show you, a webpage where you can download them as…well, if you don't have the exercise files.…
Here is our Word document, you can see that everything is done in Normal.…With overrides. And if I turn on Show Direct Formatting…Guides, oh my goodness, look at all that, overrides.…Let's jump to InDesign, where we have a waiting document with some paragraph,…styles, and some character styles, and will flow in this document.…So, I go to File place, go down to the document that we want, is the one that is…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. InDesign and Word Formatting Essentials
2. Best Practices for Getting Word Text into InDesign
3. Importing Other Word Elements into InDesign
4. Fixing Common Problems with Imported Word Text
5. Troubleshooting and Repairing Word Files
6. Exploring Alternatives to Word-Only Editorial Design Workflows
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