Are you seriously using Word 8? That is ancient software.
Modern versions of Word, if the file is created properly should give you
Siorry i get confused. I am using Windows 8 and Word is the latest version of Microsoft Office...
That's why I am a bit disappointed that there would not be a better integration...
But my be there is?
You should not expect to inherit any layout formatting from Word to InDesign.
The best method would always be
- to use Word as text processor. Don't use Word's formatting, use styles, but specify formatting in InDesign.
- not to use embedded images from Word, save them separately and place them directly in InDesign
Word supports different image formats and different specifications than InDesign, so it is not the best way to use Word-embedded images.
Word is also not a layout program. Avoid any frames and layout functionality in files you want to import in InDesign. That's what InDesign is designed for.
Thanks a lot.
Yes there are good reasons which differentiate those two programs...
Somehow it would still be nice if there were more integration since Indesign does accept Windows input.
Thanks again for your explanation.
Did you save the file as DOCX? Did you show options when placing the file?
Oh, one more thing. If you do this a lot you might want to check out
Anne-Marie Concepcion's course on using Word with InDesign on Lynda.com.
This link will get you a free one week trial: http://bit.ly/RS0GXs
Yes, as a matter of fact it is in Docx (which I had and have no idea what the difference is ))
Would things be different if it were in an another format?
Thanks a lot for your help.
No, it would be worse. Again, did you show options when placing the
document? If not, do it and go through all the choices carefully.
The way that word wrap and image-positioning works in Word is so different from the way that it works in InDesign that the image wraps will never be identical if all you're doing is placing the Word file.
In the translation firm where I work, I've placed thousands of Word files into InDesign. I've handled every single kind of Word formatting that there is. Maybe I can help you figure out how to change your Word file structure to improve the import, but not unless I know exactly what you're doing. There are third-party tools that let you roundtrip text back and forth from Word to Indesign and back; maybe something like that would help you out.
But if what you're trying to do is "I made it look the way I want in Word, and now I want it to look exactly the same in InDesign," then the answer is Never In This World.
Thanks a lot.
No, basically I would be very happy if I could import my Word document and have all the text wrappping on the "largest side".
Of course i do not expect the import to be perfect, far from it but that in itself would make things much easier as it has a lot less effect than the current default which is "jump over"
By the way I have to thank you for pointing me to that Lynda site.
It is more than the doctor ordered!
Great, great site.