I wrote a book using a website's phpbb forum section. Now I want to simply copy and paste it into In Design (if that's the best way to go about it).
Update: I was able to do this successfully by copying the data from the site and opening In Design's Story Editor. That's good news. The bad part: It didn't paste any of the photos.
I'd like to ask the designers to update this feature so everything can be smoothly pasted at the same time.
For photos, you can mouse right click Save Image AS ... but most of image on the internet it's a low resolution.
You can also mouse right click Copy Image and then paste on indesign document, but there no link for this image on Links panel.
I suggest to get the orignal images if possible, becuase you can edit and control it's resolutions depend on what you want when printing (press, web, onscreen).
Jongware, ideally the user should be able to simply paste multiple fonts used in a document with In Design interpreting what fonts are being pasted.
It is not a matter of failure. It is a matter of the program understanding that a user will almost definitely:
1. Use different documets, programs, and websites to copy and paste their materials from.
2. These documents, programs, and websites will have different fonts.
3. Sometimes unicode symbols will be copied & pasted.
4. Sometimes images will be copied and pasted along with text.
The user deserves a smooth, adaptive work flow that includes the above features.
Indesign is professional layout software, and your workflow is a long way from the norm for professional users. Like most professional-level tools it requires a bit of learning. That said, check your preferences for clipboard handling and be sure that you have enabled pasting all content.
As far as pasting images, however, ID is first and formost a toll for PRINT layout, and the pasting of high resolution images required for satisfactory printed output is a poor workflow, resulting in file boat and an inability to edit the image if necessary. The preferred method of adding graphical content is to import it using File > Place..., which provides ID with a link to the location of the original artwork that adds only a few bytes for any size image, and ID creates a preview image to display on screen while using the actual image for output. This also allows you to edit your artwork later and update the InDesign file to reflect the changes.