Linking to text files on disk


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Linking to text files on disk

You know how when you import an image, InDesign links to that file on disk, right and then when the image changes you can update InDesign and it re-imports the graphic. Now wouldn't it be cool if you could do the same thing with text files? And the answer to that question is you can do it, but whether or not it's cool depends on your workflow. Here I have a document opened in Microsoft Word. It's an rtf file and you can see that I have applied paragraph styles to each one of these paragraphs. Here is the bullet styles, here is the subhead style, here is the Body style and so on. Now let's go ahead and import that into InDesign linking to this original file.

I will switch to InDesign and I will place my cursor in the frame that I want to import the text file. Normally as you know InDesign doesn't link to the file, so I need to change a preference in order to make it link. So let's open the Preferences dialog box. Command+K on the Mac, or Ctrl+K on Windows, then I...

Linking to text files on disk
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Linking to text files on disk provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS4 Beyond the Basics

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