Mapping Word styles


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Mapping Word styles

We have seen how using Paragraph styles can massively increase our workflow and productivity and ensure consistency and open up all sorts of creative possibilities. But what if we were to take it a step closer to the source? It's common for this text to be created in the first instance by somebody else, probably using Word or a similar word processing program, and they pass on that text document to you, you place it in InDesign, and probably the first thing you do is remove all of the bad formatting that they have included in that text document.

But what if there were a more open line of communication between you the designer and they the text processor? What if they were to include not bad formatting in the document but good formatting so that in a perfect world you might have to take that text file, place it in your InDesign document, and it formats itself. So that is the premise of style mapping. Let's see how this is going to work. So here I am in this document where all we have are the...

Mapping Word styles
Video duration: 6m 12s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Mapping Word styles provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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