Learn how to make InDesign and Word play nicely together and create beautifully formatted documents from existing text.
- [Voiceover] Hi. I'm Anne-Marie Concepcion, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to my course, Using Word and InDesign Together. We'll start out by learning how Word and InDesign work with styles. You'll learn what I've come to call best practices for flowing and formatting Word texts into InDesign, including managing tricky issues, like local formatting, indexes, images, and footnotes and endnotes. I'll show a number of free scripts and other third party solutions that can really save the day. I share some great solutions I've found for the most common issues, including a file full of normal plus styles and for what I like to call bizarre formatting, plus I've got some in-case-of-emergency techniques for rescuing corrupted files.
Finally, I show some of my favorite Word alternatives that you can use hand-in-hand with your Word and InDesign workflow. Now that you're all excited about finally getting these two monsters to play nicely with each other, lets get started with using Word and InDesign together.
- 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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