Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting tagged Word docs to styled InDesign text with Find Change, part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
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Does this kind of Word document look familiar to you?…For a surprising number of people, this is the way that they work.…They call these tagged word documents, it's what I often hear.…Oh yeah, the designers say, the editors give us tagged word documents.…And the first time I heard that, I thought they were talking about XML tags or HTML tags.…No, they're talking about these things. These are tags.…Over the years apparently this has been…the uneasy compromise between designers and editors.…The editors do not apply any formatting other than the occasional Italic or Bold.…
Everything is normal. Normal plus for everything.…But when something's supposed to be a byline or headline or a section name.…Or here, this is like the contents for a school catalog.…So the department, the name of the class, the location, so on.…They precede it with what they call tags. And they have a list of tags that…everybody uses. Now sometimes every single paragraph is tagged.…Sometimes only the ones that are not the default style are tagged.…
- 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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