Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Rescuing the text from a damaged Word file, part of Word and InDesign: Integration.
Sometimes a Word file is so messed up that all you want, is to get the text out of there.…You don't care about the TOC, you are willing to give up the Index, or the…Footnotes even, or the Endnotes, or the Embedded images.…You just really want the text, all that other stuff can be redone in InDesign.…I'll show you how you can do that with Microsoft Word, in a little known feature…that Word has had forever for both Macintosh and Windows.…It's the ability to rescue text, however, you should know that it only works with….doc files. You have a doc x file, there's not much…you can do with that. Well there are many services that you can…find if you just do a search on the internet, that are designed to Repair or…Rescue a Word file. So you might try one of those.…
But if your file is a .doc file, then what you can do is you can go to Word.…There's my .doc file here. On the Desktop, choose Open.…Navigate to that file. And instead of just double-clicking or…choosing Open, under Enable, scroll all the way almost down to the bottom and…
- 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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