Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Linking to Word files for automatic updating, part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
Did you know that when you place a Word file that you can have InDesign…automatically link to the original Word file.…So that when the Word user updated or modified that Word file and saved the…changes you could automatically suck in the changes into InDesign?…Yes, it's true. It has a couple of big gotcha's though,…which is why it's off by default. But if you are one of the few people in…the world, who can work around the gotchas /g, or to whom they don't apply, then this…is a slick workflow and let me show you how it works.…
It is primarily for people who have created a Word template for their authors.…I talked about that in a previous video. And that is a word file that has the same…exact style names as the InDesign one into which it is going to be flowed.…Typical for a magazine, or a newspaper, or a newsletter.…Any kind of publication that has multiple issues.…Or like the student catalog that we're going to do.…Linking is not turned on by default. When you place a Word file it is embedded…in the InDesign file. It's not linked.…
- 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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