Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Merging text from inline text frames in Word into the main text flow, part of Word and InDesign: Integration.
You know Word is actually a pretty incredible program.…And it can do some neat things but those neat things can really make life difficult…for the person who needs to flow the text into another program like InDesign.…One of the neatest things it can do is that it can make text frames just like…InDesign can. And the user can set the text frames to…float the text or they can be anchored in the text, with things floating around them.…These are called, surprise, surprise, text frames.…And we're looking at a Word document right now with a text frame with a background…color over here, and a couple of text frames with pull quotes over here.…
In case you're wondering how are these made in Word, we look for wherever there…is an insert menu or command, and you can choose Insert Text Box here in Word 2011,…but most Windows versions, you do it from one of the ribbons, like right here under…Insert Text Box. You can even do vertical text boxes.…How do these come into InDesign and how can we extract the text out of them quickly?…
- 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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