Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Mapping Word styles to InDesign styles, part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
Now, here's a great workflow if the Word doc that you're using has styles fairly…consistently applied throughout it. Yet they don't match the style names in…the InDesign file into which you're going to flow this Word file.…In that case, you can make use of the Style Mapping feature.…Let's see how that works. Here is the Word document, a Brief History…of San Francisco. Not very short at all.…It's actually quite lengthy. And the writer did use some styles.…The headline is heading one, I'm looking at my Style panel here, which you can open…from the View > Toolbox > Styles or in the ribbon, click this little button down here.…
On the Mac and on the PC, it's a little button down here.…This paragraph is called First Paragraph, the style for this one is called…Paragraph, as are the rest. Looks like we might have some character…styles here, see where is says Miwok. That says location Nova Albian location.…There is looks like a drop cap yep called initial here, and so on.…Now, let's look at the receiving document. I'm going to jump over to InDesign.…
- 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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