Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing missing glyphs (empty squares pink highlighting), part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
One of the peskiest problems with working with Word and InDesign together is when…you import a Word file into InDesign. And suddenly you get fonts and missing…glyphs meaning missing characters. Like the little rectangular boxes and the…dreaded pinking even though the file looks perfectly fine in Word.…So let's investigate that a bit in this video and talk about some solutions.…Now this is our wonderful Two trees glyph problem child that basically looks okay.…We have a bulleted list. We have some check boxes.…We have some interesting little wing dings and regular text.…
We'll jump over to InDesign where we have a waiting document and go to File > Place.…And there is our glyph document. We have show Import Options.…And what we want to do is preserve the styles and formatting because we want to…see what happens when we bring over the actual styles and formatting.…Do we have those fonts and so on. When I click OK, you can see immediately…that we're missing some fonts. Which I think is interesting, since we…
- 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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