Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Identifying which formatting attributes transfer and which don't, part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
Let's look at, what kind of formatting comes through when you apply through Word…and bring it into InDesign. The good news is that most of the…formatting will come through. Here, I have a sample document that's…filled with text that's going to go into a brochure in InDesign for this olive oil company.…What I've tried to throw at it is as many crazy formatting things as possible in…addition to regular formatting, like styles, indents and things like that.…But we start out with some text that has color applied.…Let me open up the ribbon so we can see the colors.…
This text has had color applied from this menu.…And then we have some text with small caps, and text that has, look at this,…open type, old-style numbering. Did you know that Microsoft Word has some…open type features, like numbering? Yes it does.…What I did was selected this phone number and went to Format > Font.…And in the Advanced tab not the default Font tab but go to advanced, you'll see…under Advanced topography that we have some open type features here.…
- 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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