2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2013 11:13 AM by Joel Cherney

    Exporting text only from specific paragraph style

    DawidRuzica Level 1

      Hi,

      Is there a way to export text from Indesign to txt or preferably Excel from specific paragraph style ? I am trying to export only item numbers and prices to excel spread sheet so I can compare against original excel spreadsheet.

       

      Thank you !

        • 1. Re: Exporting text only from specific paragraph style
          TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Not built in, no. But you could do this:

           

          Create a new paragraph style called "Delete Me". In the paragraph styles

          palette, select all the paragraph styles you're NOT interested in.

          Delete them in one go, and replace them with "Delete Me."

           

          Now, in the find/replace box, search for "Delete Me" and replace with

          nothing. This will cause all the paragraphs that have the "Delete Me"

          style to be deleted.

           

          Now what remains in your document is only the text that you're

          interested in.

           

          Ariel

          • 2. Re: Exporting text only from specific paragraph style
            Joel Cherney Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            I do stuff like this all the time. I find it easier to use TextStitch to ensure that the whole document is one long story, then export that story to RTF, open that RTF in Word, use "Find All In Document" to select only-text-in-one-style, then copy and paste that selection into a new doc.

             

            I hate to say it, but this is one of those cases where selection of multiple non-contiguous chunks of text (i.e. "that thing that MS Word can do that InDesign can't") is really worthwhile.