Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking to Word files with the WordsFlow plugin, part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
If your workflow involves a lot of placing Word files into InDesign that aren't quite…final yet, and your editors and writers are still updating a Word file.…You might be very much interested in this plug-in I want to show you from EM…Software called WordsFlow. I did show in an earlier video in this…title, how you can turn on the preference in InDesign to link to Word files.…However, I also showed that it only works for about 2% of the population.…Because usually, whenever you update the Word file, you lose any formatting or…changes you had made to the text in the linked story.…
WordsFlow fixes both of those problems. It does something that they call a link merge.…So, it merges the changes in the Word file with the changes that you made in InDesign.…It's very cool. Let me show you how it works.…Here's our Word file. And it's something that we've been working…with before, it's got some styles in it. And I'm going to place it into this…brochure that we've worked with before, A brief History of San Francisco.…
- 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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