Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing inline images and photos, part of Word and InDesign: Integration.
InDesign is usually pretty smart about importing all of the kind of crazy…graphics that a Word user might automatically flow in.…And there are always ongoing debates among designers themselves.…Would you rather, if a Word document has a lot of pictures.…Would you rather the Word user insert them where they should be.…Or give you all of the images on the side and then you place them where you want…them to go? And actually you can have your cake and…eat it too. Let me show you how.…We're looking at a Word document with a bunch of different images in it.…
I've scrolled down to page 2 just to show you the easiest kind of image to deal with.…And this is just an external JPEG or PDF or EPS graphic that the Word user has…brought in by going to the Insert command. Wherever the Insert command may be in…their version of Word here in Word 2011 on the Macintosh, it's right here.…And we went to actually, Insert File, which will insert any file inside here.…Or you could go to Photo and choose Picture From File.…
Then it comes in and you can scale it. However you'd like and center it and so on.…
- 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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