What does “no luck” mean?
When I Place and choose the file, I clicked Shift and was on the first page (got this from your online tutorial). I get one box with text overflow - no pages or anything else. It is a 60 page document. I was asked to work on this for the weekend and can't handle continuing it in word like it was given to me.
File > Place
Click to select the file
You now have the "place gun". Your cursor is loaded.
Press and hold Shift. Click at the top of the page to flow your text.
InDesign will create pages
(It's called Autoflow)
Is that what you did?
Yes, that is what I tried.
You can try the following and see if any work.
1. Once you get a single text frame you can click on the outport->your place gun would be loaded. Delete the original text frame and now shift click to make the text flow
2. You can try copy pasting using ctrl + a the entire text file first to notepad and then placing the notepad file into indesign
3. while placing the file, click on show import options(present where the dialog box opens that allows you to choose the file to place). Now uncheck preserve formatting. Now try and pasting.
4. Verify if the alt key is not pressed while u press shift
i hope this answers your problem
Did you put a frame on the master in InDesign before you placed the Word file? You should not do so.
Only Primary Text frames are allowed for such text, but if you use it, don't use the shift key.
The file has a lot of text and graphics. Wanted to be able to edit both. No, I did not have any frame when I placed file.
Delete the grphics before importing to InDesign.
Place them separately, but don't use the same as you have used in Word needs different file types as InDesign, at leas in a different quality.
I suggest to delete the graphics for several reasons:
- The graphics might be wider than the frame in InDesign. It will stop there.
- The graphics are probably not in the best quality, as word destroys raster images by pulling out the profile and often downsampling in poor quality.
- Word needs different file types than InDesign would like.
What happens when it doesn't work and you have "no luck"? Which step fails?
Can you post a screen shot of your results?
Ended up copying/pasting page by page...thanks for all suggestions but didn't have luck.
Copying and pasting into individual frames or do you have threaded frames?
We never heard what happened when it didn't work. I'm not sure what "didn't have luck" means, exactly.