What's the end game here and what kind of document is it? IMO going from
ID to Word is like putting an egg back in the shell after you make an
That said, for a simple document it can be done.
It is a menu. We have the graphics in the left column and at the top. We would like them to enter their weekly menu items in word and print out for posting around the building. Right now they send us a word file with the items in a table format and we cut/paste that text into the Indesign file and send it back to them. We would like to get out of the back and forth and give them the control. I'll check out the link. I can make a template for them but I was hoping to not recreate the existing Indesign wheel. But will. Thanks!
A PDF form might be a possibility, too.
I thought about that. However we have dot leaders from the menu item (on the left) to the price (on the right). I cannot find a way to recreate the varying dot leader lengths. I can make a form and make it Reader Enabled but the dot leaders is hanging me up.
We would like to get out of the back and forth and give them the control. I'll check out the link. I can make a template for them but I was hoping to not recreate the existing Indesign wheel.
Dunno how well it'd work for your situation, but the people whom I've sent to Em Software for WordsFlow (for MS Word) or DocsFlow (for Google Docs) say they're really happy with it. You'd still be in the loop, as you'd be exporting the PDF from InDesign, but it lets your users do their text updates in Word that you can automatically update in ID without any copy/paste hassle.