Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the basics of InDesign text styles (for Word users), part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
If you're not familiar with Adobe InDesign, and yet you need to learn how to…combine your Word files with Adobe InDesign layouts, then this video is for you.…First, I've started up InDesign, and I'm going to create a text frame.…You can't just start typing in InDesign, everything has to go into a frame.…I'll zoom in a bit and start typing, here is some plain text.…So, how can I tell what formatting is applied to this text and what styles?…Formatting you can see in the control bar going across the top, the fonts and the…style, the size, and all sorts of settings of character and paragraph formatting.…
The styles by default, when you first install InDesign, aren't immediately apparent.…They are available to you in two panels. The Paragraph Styles panel and the…Character Styles panel. It's a lot easier if you have them always…available over here in the dock. And you can get to the dock by going to…the work space switcher here, and choosing Advanced, is the one that I recommend.…So there you see paragraph styles and character styles.…
- 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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