Copying and pasting vs. placing


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Copying and pasting vs. placing

When we need to get text into InDesign, the preferable way of doing this is placing a text file, rather than copying and pasting a text file. Most of the time, in fact, it doesn't really make much difference, but when we place using File > Place, we have the chance of leveraging these options here, Show Import Options. Now, I have not done that yet, and I'm not going to do it here. I will be doing it later on, explaining what all these import options are, but when we place, we get to take advantage of these, and they can be very powerful.

For now, I just want to talk about an option that we have that determines how our text content is handled when we do copy and paste, because there are going to be times when we need to do that. Maybe we have received some text in an e-mail, or maybe we have a PDF, and we want to just copy and paste that text from the PDF into the InDesign document. So I'm going to switch now to a PDF, and this is a little joke, maybe; of course I wouldn...

Copying and pasting vs. placing
Video duration: 2m 25s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Copying and pasting vs. placing provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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InDesign
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