Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Word and InDesign: Integration.
If you're a premium member of Lynda.com, then you have access to these beautiful Exercise files, that I'm using throughout the title. They're laid out according to the chapter and each chapter has a, sub-folder, for each lesson. All of the word files are DOCX files which should be easily accessible by anybody with a, fairly recent version of Microsoft word over the past five to ten years. But the vast majority of InDesign files are done in InDesign CC, and knowing that not everybody will have CC, I've made sure to export an IDML version of all of these InDesign files.
An IDML files can be opened in any version of InDesign from CS4 or later. So if you don't have CC, just Double-click the IDML file, and it should open in the latest version of InDesign you have installed. Save the file and proceed from there. If you're not a premium subscriber to Lynda.com, then you don't have access to these Exercise files but, you don't really need them. You can follow along from scratch, with your own files.
- 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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