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refresh placed word-doc

Nov 25, 2012 3:29 AM

Tags: #word #text #refresh


i placed a word doc (word 2010)

safed the indesign doc (indesign cs6)


edited the word-doc in word

safed the word-doc


open the indesign-doc

and now...

question: how can i "refresh" the text to get the new word-content in indesign?


thanks a lot

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:30 AM   in reply to Krawalli123

    It is possible to link the Word file when placing so that it will update, but htat is a preference option and must be chosen before placing the file to be effective. It is off by default, so unless you changed it prior to palcing the file initially the only way you can get your new changes in the ID file is to either make them manually in ID or replace the Word file.


    Note that if you choose to link a Word file any changes you might make, including formatting, will be lost when the linked file is updated (which is probablythe main reason this option is off by default).

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:50 AM   in reply to Krawalli123

    Linking text works the same as linking graphics, if you choose to do it. It's just that you cannot edit linked graphics internally in ID, so there's nothing to lose, but most text is formatted after placing, so an update can be a total disaster.

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    Nov 25, 2012 3:52 AM   in reply to Peter Spier sign-and-keep-linked-for-updating.php


    Dave Blatner says "If you work with Word documents, you want this. Now."

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    Nov 25, 2012 5:13 AM   in reply to [Jongware]

    Thanks, Theun. That looks fantastic. I think I'm about to start on a book project and may give it a whirl, myself.

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