Join Chad Chelius for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing styles from Word, part of Up and Running with Styles in InDesign CS5.
In reality, a designer typically won't be entering text content into a document themselves. …Usually someone will write the copy for a project using another program such as …Microsoft Word. This can actually be a very efficient workflow. …You see, InDesign has excellent support for Microsoft Word documents. …And allows you to utilize the formatting contained within the word document to …give you a jump start or even utilize the document efficiently in your workflow. …I have this document opened in InDesign, and it's in an intermediary state where …we're going to flow the text into this center panel on this page.…
Now you may want to turn off preview mode by clicking on this button in the lower …left corner of the Tools panel. And I'm going to go ahead and switch my …Type tool and click inside of that text train. …Now just to show you my the word document the we're going to flow in is really just …content that has been typed into word. And this is what you're typically going …to see from somebody who enters the text in Word, in this manner. …
- What are styles and why should I use them?
- Setting up and applying styles
- Dealing with style overrides
- Text styles
- Object styles
- Table styles
- Using style groups
- Sharing styles between documents