Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video An overview of placing (importing) Word files into InDesign, part of Using Word and InDesign Together.
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The best way to get texts from Words into InDesign, is by placing it, which is the…Adobe term for import. Go to the File Menu, you choose Place or…press Command or Ctrl+D. Placing is better than pasting because you…have so much more control over what happens with the components of the word…file and the styling of the word file before it ever makes it into your layout.…Lets go ahead and place a word document into this brochure that is waiting and I…am going to make sure that my paragraph styles are set to the correct defaults…basic paragraph, with no overwrite character style none, looks beautiful.…
For the file place, find the word doc right here, two trees brochure text, make…sure that show import options is enabled, because we want to see the options in a…dialogue box. If this is turned off, which it is by…default, then your cursor just gets loaded with the text and you really have no clue…what InDesign is going to do. So, turn on show import options, or you…can hold down the Shift key when you choose open with the selected file 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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