3 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2013 9:57 AM by John Mensinger

    Is it advisable to create a document in Indesign, export to PDF, then export to Word?

    it@caotti.net Level 1

      I've been asked to create several documents in Word format because the people who would be using them won't have access to InDesign or Acrobat Pro to edit and change them as needed.

       

      Since Word is so quirky IMO and I don't know it as well as InDesign, I'd like to avoid creating the documents directly in it if at all possible.

       

      My concern is that translating from ID to PDF, and then again to Word might create some strange anomalies in the resulting document, like maybe incorrect dingbat characters or maybe even non-printing characters, or items falling into Word's header or footer no-man's land incorrectly. I wonder if it might end up being just as time consuming?

       

      Has anyone else tried this workflow? And did you have problems with it, or did it work well enough to justify doing it that way?

      Thanks.